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  • Hit the brakes y'all, don't stall

    July 27, 2016 7:04 AM

    Rounds of showers and storms had area rain coverage around 80 percent yesterday, verifying the forecast. Rain fell heavily during the afternoon hours and street flooding was reported around the region. Pictures and video captured many drivers risking it, attempting to drive through ponded water and stalling out. Please note... more »
  • Rain causing heavy traffic and stalled cars during Tuesday commute

    July 26, 2016 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As thunderstorms are moving through the city, rain has caused multiple accidents and stalled cars during the Tuesday afternoon commute. DOTD reported four accidents since 2:47 p.m. and four stalled vehicles. One of those vehicles has caused the exit ramp to North Street on I-110 near... more »
  • No sprinklers needed

    July 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast over the next few days. While mornings start dry, the rumblers will bubble up by midday and last into the late afternoon. Today and Tonight: This is likely to be the most active day of the week. Showers and thunderstorms will be... more »
  • NCAA Regional games moved to Sunday

    June 4, 2016 5:50 PM

    Baton Rouge - The LSU Tiger baseball team earned the right to play in a winner's bracket game scheduled for Saturday night, but Mother Nature had other plans with all day rains postponing their contest until Sunday at the earliest. The NCAA announcing just before we 5:00 p.m. on... more »
  • Flash flood watch in effect until Sunday morning

    June 3, 2016 7:06 AM

    Look for showers and thunderstorms to affect the region through Sunday. If you have outdoor activities, stay in touch with the WBRZ Weather Team as rain will likely be a factor. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is up through 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Please remember not to drive across... more »
  • Stormy days to come

    May 16, 2016 7:28 AM

    Expect an unsettled weather pattern this week with increased rain chances Wednesday through Friday. A couple of inches are possible by Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With mainly cloudy skies, temperatures won’t climb too high on your Monday Afternoon. Numbers will generally top out in the low... more »
  • EBRSO: Tree cuts through home after Sunday storms

    May 2, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies reported a tree fell on a house in the 8000 block of Greenwell Springs after Sunday’s bout of stormy weather. DEMCO and firefighters were also on the scene. Deputies said the tree fell following the heavy rain, damaging two vehicles... more »
  • UPDATE: Severe storms, flash flooding possible Saturday

    April 30, 2016 9:36 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 5pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes Tangipahoa, St. James, in Louisiana and the Pike County in Mississippi. A SEVERE T-STORM WATCH means conditions are favorable... more »
  • Showers expected Saturday afternoon, throughout Sunday Play Video

    April 30, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some weekend plans may have to change with showers expected Saturday afternoon and throughout the day Sunday. Showers are forecasted to begin around lunchtime Saturday and continue into the evening. The rain should eventually subside but will likely return Sunday with a chance for some thunderstorms.... more »
  • Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

    April 28, 2016 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Heavy downpours, punctuated by lightning and thunder, soaked the start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the premier music festival in New Orleans. The rain and mud on Thursday though did not dampen the spirits of many music lovers - some... more »
  • More rain likely in flooded Houston Tuesday

    April 19, 2016 9:38 AM

    HOUSTON - More rain is likely as Houston cleans up after more than a foot of rain swamped parts of the nation's fourth-largest city. The National Weather Service says there is a 50 percent chance of more rain falling on the Houston area Tuesday and has issued a flash... more »
  • Scattered storms continue, downpours and hail possible

    April 14, 2016 7:21 AM

    After one more day with rain in the forecast, unsettled weather will finally slacken off. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another bout of scattered showers and thunderstorms—precipitation is not expected to be as heavy and widespread as Wednesday though. Most of the rain will be... more »
  • Heavy rain on Wednesday Morning, showers continue beyond

    April 13, 2016 7:40 AM

    Pockets of heavy rain will be possible Early Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Widespread, heavy rain will move across the region Early Wednesday. Embedded thunderstorms could produce downpours and some localized street flooding will be possible. An inch or... more »
  • Off and on rain could fall heavily at times today

    April 1, 2016 7:20 AM

    A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is in effect until 7pm Friday Evening for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area except St. Mary Parish. Rain will be widespread today—meaning most locations, even those that have missed precipitation over the last two days, will have some action. The Wednesday and... more »
  • Heavy rain possible tonight and Friday

    March 31, 2016 8:01 AM

    The forecast has been tricky over the last two days. While rain coverage was less then expected, the threat for severe weather was certainly validated. The storm that did fire up was a strong one in Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parish into Wilkinson County. Golf ball sized hail was... more »
  • Mosquitoes could be worse this season, EBR started spraying Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Evening mosquito spraying just started in East Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control officials said just recently they've seen the mosquito population increase and started spraying for the first time Easter weekend. They say the problem areas are in the southern parts of... more »
  • Flood assistance office opens Tuesday in Livingston Parish

    March 28, 2016 6:54 PM

    SATSUMA - Tuesday, FEMA opens a disaster recovery center. The office will help victims of recent flooding get answers to questions about low-interest disaster loans and apply for federal disaster assistance. It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. And, people... more »
  • "Gravity wave" busts stormy forecast

    March 24, 2016 6:01 PM

    By looking at regional rainfall from Thursday, you notice the Baton Rouge area is conspicuously dry when compared with areas west and east. Didn’t the WBRZ Weather Team forecast rain for much of the area? Yes. Then what happened? Overall, the atmosphere was stable—which is why the given chance... more »
  • Livingston deputies survey flooding from the air Play Video

    March 11, 2016 5:32 PM

    ALBANY - Deputies in Livingston Parish surveyed damage from the air Friday afternoon. A curfew will go into effect at dusk, remaining in effect until dawn tomorrow. Only essential personnel, those traveling to/from work and for emergency situations will be allowed on Livingston Parish roadways. According to the... more »
  • Hwy 22 became a flowing river Friday morning

    March 11, 2016 9:59 AM

    KILLLIAN - Nearly a foot of rain is taking its toll on low-lying Livingston Parish. Friday morning, people woke to find a river rushing over Highway 22 east of its intersection with Highway 444 at Lacox Lane. It appears an off-shoot of the Tickfaw River, the Killian Bayou, became... more »
  • More rain and flooding to come Friday Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are asking residents throughout the state to be prepared for more heavy rain on Friday. Drivers should avoid flooded areas, or areas known to flood easily. Several parishes have canceled school and closed their offices for Friday. Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University, BRCC, and River Parishes... more »
  • 3,500 homes in north Bossier City evacuated

    March 10, 2016 8:16 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Officials in north Louisiana have evacuated 3,500 homes in Bossier City as a precaution as Red Chute Bayou approaches the top of its levee. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Hansford says the bayou may top the levee or be breached. Hansford say heavy rain continued across much of... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish bracing for flooding Play Video

    March 9, 2016 6:29 PM

    KILLIAN - People who live near the Tickfaw River in Livingston Parish are bracing for expected heavy rains that will likely create flooding issues. The ground is already saturated in parts of the town of Killian along a canal that is connected to the Tickfaw River. Five months ago during... more »
  • Increased threat for severe weather today, heavy rain tomorrow

    March 9, 2016 7:27 AM

    The next three days will bring most of the activity that has been forecast since last week. Today and Tonight: Expect showers and thunderstorms to increase through Wednesday. By the afternoon hours, a few storms could be severe with gusty wind and an isolated tornado possible.... more »
  • Wet weather arrives Wednesday Play Video

    March 9, 2016 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southeast Louisiana is bracing for some wet weather over the next few days, but norther portions of the state are already being hit hard. Flash flood warnings are in effect for Bienville, Jackson and Lincoln Parishes until 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. Similar warnings in De Soto, Natchitoches... more »
  • Ascension Parish readies sandbag stations ahead of possible flooding Play Video

    March 7, 2016 3:41 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa said Monday that parish drainage, public works and emergency management departments are ready and monitoring weather forecasts for the immediate area in anticipation of predicted stormy weather for later this week. “Our departments are poised and ready should the need arise," Matassa... more »
  • Mon. dry, 6-10 rain possible by Sat.

    March 7, 2016 7:08 AM

    After beginning dry, the remainder of the week will bring times of heavy rain, with an increased chance for flooding. Today and Tonight: Monday will feature more pleasant weather. Partial sunshine will help temperatures back into the upper 70s. Winds will remain southeasterly at 10-15 mph. We can expect... more »
  • SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: the most deadly hazard

    March 1, 2016 10:30 AM

    Over the last 30 years, on average, flash flooding kills more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. Stats from around the U.S. show about 85 fatalities per year due to flooding. Tornadoes are in second place, with a 30-year average of 75 deaths annually. ... more »
  • Grab the umbrellas, lose a layer

    January 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    Briefly milder and wetter weather will extend into the first half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A round of rain can be expected Thursday, with a clap of thunder possible also. Only an inch or so will fall around the region and severe... more »
  • West Baton Rouge's 'Reflections of the Season' display cancelled for season

    December 22, 2015 6:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge’s "Reflections of the Season" Christmas light display has been cancelled for the season due to expected continuing bouts of inclement weather throughout the parish. The Port Allen-based walk or drive-through holiday event was cancelled Monday night due to rain, and event organizers used... more »
  • Top 5 Weather Events of 2015

    December 22, 2015 3:27 PM

    From McComb to Morgan City, Killian to New Roads and the Baton Rouge Metro between, WBRZ's forecast area isn't immune to any type of weather. While the Sportsman's Paradise is known for sunshine and warmth, there are a handful of times each year where Mother Nature doesn't play along. As... more »
  • Monday night lights display in WBR cancelled due to rain

    December 21, 2015 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A popular Christmas lights display in West Baton Rouge has announced the display will be closed Monday night due to inclement weather. Organizers of Port Allen-based Reflections of the Season made the call early Monday afternoon as rain continued to roll through West Baton Rouge. The... more »
  • Unsettled week ahead

    December 21, 2015 6:50 AM

    Warm and wet will be the best words to sum up the next 7 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain and thunderstorms will become increasingly more likely throughout the day. The most likely time period for rain on Monday will be 10am – dusk. Rain... more »
  • Bouts of rain and thunder, then much cooler

    December 16, 2015 7:06 AM

    A round of rain leads a cold front into the region which will bring much cooler air by week’s end. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds and rain are expected for your Wednesday. Pockets of rain will roll across the region from mid-morning into the evening... more »
  • Rename the "Red Stick" the "Wet Stick"

    November 20, 2015 1:30 PM

    After another dousing Tuesday night, Baton Rouge has cracked the top 10 for wettest years in city history—with more than a month to go. Since records began at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in 1930, only nine years found more rain. 2015 is currently in the tenth spot with... more »
  • Flash flood watch, heavy rains continue

    November 18, 2015 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Weather officials said a flash flood watch continues for some of the WBRZ viewing area early Wednesday morning. Moderate rainfall is still expected through the morning hours. Be aware during the morning commute and remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Only a few inches of moving water... more »
  • Rain brings mosquito boom in Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 17, 2015 5:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With more rain on the way the city of Denham Springs plans to rev up its mosquito spraying program. The city started its own program a few months ago but eventually stopped last month after complaints about mosquitoes died down. However, the buzz is back after rain... more »
  • Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi

    November 17, 2015 7:07 AM

    A strong fall storm system will bring heavy rain and severe thunderstorms to the Gulf South Tuesday into Wednesday before a sharp cool down. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There are a few days each year where we ask that you pay extra attention to the... more »
  • Recent rainy weekends create mosquito explosion

    November 6, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a couple weekends of steady rain, Baton Rouge residents are experiencing an explosion of mosquitoes. Michelle Pylant, who lives in the Tara Subdivision says she began seeing the mosquitoes Thursday night. "I had approximately 300-400 mosquitoes under my carport last night," she wrote to... more »
  • Rain, mud dampen sugarcane harvest Play Video

    November 2, 2015 6:13 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sugarcane farmers are dealing with soggy fields after another weekend of rain in the Baton Rouge area. Sugarcane farmers in West Baton Rouge like Travis Medine say the year started off great, but now the sugarcane is wet and muddy. The rain knocks down the sugarcane and... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair plagued by rain this year

    November 2, 2015 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two straight rain-soaked weekends left the midway a mess at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. The rain forced organizers keep the gates closed for more than half of the fair's 11-day run this year. Fair officials called the record-breaking rainstorms the worst weather for the fair since... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair will not open Sunday

    October 31, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair will not open on its final day due to severe weather two weekends in a row. The Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation said that the severe weather Saturday will make it impossible to operate the fair in a safe manner... more »
  • Heavy rain causing street flooding, road closures

    October 31, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Heavy rain is causing street flooding and road closures across the Baton Rouge area. According to WBRZ’s Brett Buffington, Baton Rouge Police closed Burbank Drive near Walk-Ons due to high water in the street. Alaska Street near Louisiana State University is also impassable due to... more »
  • Flooding, severe storms possible this weekend

    October 30, 2015 3:57 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area in effect from 7am Saturday to 7p Sunday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West... more »
  • Halloween Havoc?

    October 30, 2015 7:21 AM

    Clouds will build on Friday in advance of a storm system that will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend. Local rivers are falling below flood stage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect clouds to increase throughout the day as the next storm system organizes to... more »
  • Two nice, two unsettled

    October 29, 2015 7:20 AM

    The week will wrap with a pair of pleasant days. Halloween looks like a rainout. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stray clouds and showers will part for sunshine during the afternoon hours. Again thermometers will top out near 80. Overnight will be clear and seasonable with lows in... more »
  • Many trick-or-treating hours moved to Friday Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple parishes and municipalities moved their official trick-or-treat hours Wednesday because of expected bad weather. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said official trick-or-treat hours for the city and unincorporated areas will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mayor-president said the strong... more »
  • Drought to Deluge: Gulf Coast soaker just a start?

    October 27, 2015 2:34 PM

    The shift is on along the Gulf Coast. For those tuned in to climate changes, this is no surprise. For others, get ready for wholesale alterations. Summer was dry. Typical afternoon convection was squashed by a persistent mid-level ridge from July to October. A comfortable... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents ready for flooding Play Video

    October 26, 2015 5:46 PM

    KILLIAN - Flood waters threatened several homes in the small Livingston Parish town of Killian after heavy rains over the weekend. However, the people in Killian are used to high water so they have a game plan, according to resident Ronald Falgout. "As the water comes up, when it gets... more »
  • Burn ban lifted after heavy La. rains

    October 26, 2015 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A heavy, soaking rain this weekend caused state fire authorities to life Louisiana's burn ban on Monday. The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry agreed the ban should be lifted Monday evening at 6 p.m. after the rains reduced the chance... more »
  • Weekend soaker a 25-year rain event

    October 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    Skies opened up in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday afternoon, and records poured down right through Sunday. Most impressively, 8.60 inches of rain saturated the Baton Rouge area on Sunday, the fourth highest single day total on record. Such a total has about a 1-in-10 chance of... more »
  • Waterways closed in Livingston, Ascension parishes due to flooding

    October 26, 2015 10:47 AM

    GONZALES - Authorities in Ascension and Liberty parishes closed waterways to recreational boaters Monday due to high water levels. Emergency managers in both parishes said the waterways would close at noon. In Ascension Parish, emergency managers said the Amite River and Diversion canal would close. The Ascension Parish... more »
  • GBR fair closed again Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge state fair announced it will remain closed on Monday due to severe weather in the area. The fair closed over the weekend after heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of Baton Rouge. Event organizers say the festival will reopen as soon as it... more »
  • Some EBR roads reopened after flooding

    October 26, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said several roads closed by flooding have since been reopened Monday morning. Public and parochial schools in the parish are still open. Glen Oaks High School closed early after a water main break let the school without water. LSU's campus remained... more »
  • Gloomy beginning

    October 26, 2015 7:12 AM

    The super soaking is behind after a general 5-7” of rain fell across Southern Louisiana over the weekend. Some locations found even higher amounts with areal flooding occurring in typical trouble spots. The deluge ended the 90 day drought with a Baton Rouge now showing a 2-3” rain surplus for... more »
  • Rain may be affecting La. election turnout

    October 24, 2015 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rain in parts of the state may be affecting turnout as Louisiana voters make their choices for governor, lieutenant governor, other statewide posts and, in many areas, the Legislature. Meg Casper, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State's Office says turnout has been light to steady,... more »
  • Hurricane Patricia strongest on record for region

    October 23, 2015 8:18 AM

    UNDATED- The U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization says Hurricane Patricia is packing comparable force to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 dead or missing in the Philippines two years ago. WMO spokeswoman Claire Nullis says Patricia is evolving quickly and already "the strongest-ever hurricane to hit the eastern... more »
  • Parts of La., Miss. experiencing extreme drought

    October 15, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After seeing less than an inch of rain in the past 30 days, parts of our area stretching north from I-12 are now in extreme drought. 8.89 inches of rain ranks fourth for all-time lowest 90-day totals from mid-July to mid-October. The... more »
  • USC vs LSU move to Baton Rouge being discussed Play Video

    October 6, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials in Louisiana and South Carolina said they're considering moving this weekend's game between LSU and USC to Tiger Stadium because of historic flooding in Columbia. USC Athletic Director Ray Tanner said Tuesday that while Williams-Brice Stadium is fine and the field is okay, the school... more »
  • What is your 1 in 1,000 Year Rainfall?

    October 5, 2015 2:49 PM

    "We are at a 1,000-year level of rain. That's how big this is," said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Haley has some of the key numbers in there, but isn’t necessarily summing up the historic flood event properly. With more than 20” in some locations, much of South... more »
  • SC governor says danger isn't over

    October 5, 2015 1:24 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the rain is starting to back off after inundating the state, but she is still warning people that the danger is not over. She says officials will be closely following a wave of floodwater Monday as it moves across the state... more »
  • More rain chances

    September 28, 2015 6:59 AM

    While a bit gloomy, a few more periods of rain will be beneficial to area plant-life. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will again bring scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mainly cloudy skies and a few patches of rain will amount to thermometers keeping in the middle 80s. Like... more »
  • USDA: 35 Louisiana parishes natural disaster areas

    July 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a natural disaster involving 35 Louisiana parishes and eight counties in three neighboring states because of floods and storms from April 27 through June 26. Farmers and ranchers can apply for low-interest loans to help them recover from severe damage. USDA... more »
  • Rain expected for lunchtime Saturday

    July 3, 2015 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you have plans near Baton Rouge this Independence day weekend, you can expect a little bit of rain Saturday. Expect some showers earlier in the day, but all rain activity is expected to stop by 4 p.m. Saturday. Make sure to keep an umbrella handy... more »
  • Common question with a complicated answer

    July 3, 2015 11:25 AM

    Many WBRZ viewers have emailed and tweeted our weather team asking if the area had just experienced a record-setting wet June. In true meteorologist fashion, the best answer available is, "it depends where you live." First, as far as history goes, the month was simply average. This is... more »
  • Landlords file sewage claims with city of Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four apartment owners whose sewer lines were backed up in April are waiting for a settlement from the city of Baton Rouge to cover the damage it caused, a situation that's also causing red ink to overflow in the city's budget. Since 2006 the city-parish has... more »
  • 2nd round of Red River flooding likely to be less severe

    June 24, 2015 3:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says the Red River will flood again in northwest Louisiana over the July 4 weekend, but it won't be as bad as floods earlier this month. Hydrologist C.S. Ross says the crest moving downriver from Texas is 3 to 5 feet lower than the... more »
  • EACHUS: Your perception is my reality Play Video

    June 12, 2015 12:09 PM

    South Louisiana weather forecasts have performed exceedingly well over the last few weeks. How then, could it rain on Alex Box Stadium during a Super Regional Playoff game with a 10 percent rain chance and stay completely dry in Baton Rouge with a 60 percent rain chance? PoPs... more »
  • These cats don't care

    June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

    As the old fable goes, cats don't like water. But, all lore aside, there is a crew of felines from Baton Rouge that seem to thrive in it. The LSU Tigers baseball team is 7-0 in games affected by rain this season. One April matchup against Georgia was washed... more »
  • Heavy rain brings street flooding to EBR

    June 9, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers hitting the road during the noon rush met flooded streets Tuesday afternoon in East Baton Rouge Parish. Pictures on social media showed heavy street flooding on Sherwood Forest between I-12 and Coursey Boulevard. DOTD also reported traffic delays throughout the capital area interstate system... more »
  • This again

    June 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    Back into another unsettled pattern, the region can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will feature a faster build up in clouds with showers and thunderstorms developing ahead of an approaching disturbance. Rain is expected to begin in northern locations by... more »
  • Trees, power lines taken out by lightning

    May 29, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies reported a fast-moving shower which hit East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon took out a pair of trees in apparent lightning strikes. EBRSO said the trees in the 6700 block of Vineyard and the 5800 block of Satinwood were damaged, splitting limbs and spreading... more »
  • Ascension Parish kicks on drainage pumps to avoid flooding Play Video

    May 26, 2015 7:35 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish is working to stay on top of its increasing flooding issues after days of consecutive rain filled many of its water systems. The parish kicked on all six pumps at the Marvin Braud Pumping Station at 4 a.m. Tuesday to prevent low-lying areas from backing... more »
  • Superfest finale marks the end of Baton Rouge's music weekend

    May 25, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bayou Country Superfest came to a close last night in dramatic fashion. The festival's final day had performances from Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, and Blake Shelton. During Lambert's set heavy showers moved in, and she paused her set for a rain delay. Once... more »
  • Inland flooding

    May 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    Aside from surge and tide impacts, widespread heavy rainfall associated with tropical cyclones may produce amounts in excess of 6 inches. This may even occur well inland and away from where the storm made initial landfall. 25 percent of tropical cyclone deaths of the last 50 years are a direct... more »
  • 11-year-old dies in northern Louisiana flash flood

    May 19, 2015 7:38 AM

    RUSTON- An 11-year-old child from Ruston died in a flash flood after waters swept a vehicle he was in toward a creek in northern Louisiana. Ruston police were notified of the vehicle being swept down the creek Monday morning. At the time, the vehicle was occupied by an adult, an... more »
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    May 6, 2015 4:54 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA.- California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. The mandatory... more »
  • Temporary foul poles for next game

    April 28, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A severe storm carrying winds over 50 mph, passed through Baton Rouge Monday morning, knocking down trees and powerlines across the area. Both foul poles located at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field were also damaged. After the storm, one of the foul poles was left lying... more »

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