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  • Beach evacuated following 'boom'

    July 11, 2015 2:15 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated as authorities investigate reports from beachgoers of a boom in the sand that knocked a woman into a rock wall. State Department of Environmental Management spokeswoman Rayne Maguire tells the Providence Journal the woman was taken to a hospital from... more »
  • 1 million pounds of salt ready for winter weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night. The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • Who is playing in our sandbox?

    May 7, 2014 9:56 AM

    Year after year, storm driven and natural erosion contour and change the Louisiana landscape. Much of the region was initially shaped by sand and silt deposits left behind by the southward flowing Mississippi River. As washouts erode and compact more land while upstream dams block the flow of additional sand,... more »
  • Sand now causing issues on dry roads

    January 31, 2014 11:25 PM

    CENTRAL- Crews worked to clean highways of sand, spread to make roads safer after the ice event this week. Now, police said they were worried the sand was causing wrecks after the fact. The sand, while it helped in frozen conditions, is slick when the streets are dry and... more »
  • Sandbags available in Ascension Parish

    January 9, 2013 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Water pumping stations in Ascension Parish were turned on yesterday afternoon in anticipation for the heavy rainfall. To help with the flooding, a number of fire stations are prepared with sand and bags. In Gonzales, city crews began filling bags with sand early this morning. "As... more »
  • Sandbags available during heavy rain, flooding

    January 9, 2013 11:03 AM

    Sandbags are available for people around the WBRZ viewing area. Sand and bags are available through the night, and into the morning as supplies last. You should bring your own shovel. Locations: Ascension Parish - If you need assistance with sand and bags, contact parish DPW at 225-621-5730.... more »
  • Port may end sand company's lease

    November 13, 2012 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is considering whether to terminate the lease of a start-up company that was going to dry and sort sand at the port's Inland Rivers Marine Terminal in Port Allen. The $10 million facility, which was going to prepare sand to barge out... more »
  • Residents in West Feliciana concerned about flooding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 26, 2011 4:43 PM

    SAINT FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish has reason to be concerened with flooding tonight. Residents tells News 2 water levels on several different waterways have been higher than normal. They say a constant rain overnight made conditions much worse. Areas on or near Angola Road are already... more »
  • Audit finds Shaw overbilled for sand berms

    November 7, 2011 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Shaw Group may have overbilled the state about $500,000 after it was hired by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to build $250 million worth of sand berms along the Gulf of Mexico to block oil spewing from an out-of-control BP well from washing ashore, according to the... more »
  • Sand bags available for Stephensville-Belle River residents

    May 9, 2011 6:25 PM

    STEPHENSVILLE, La- Some people in Stephensville, in Saint Martin Parish, are piling sand bags to protect their homes. Despite a notice to self-evacuate, some people say they don't plan on leaving, others say they're waiting for the water to rise. With help from family, Wayne Rink started bagging sand... more »
  • Sandbags available in Assumption Parish

    May 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish are staging sandbags in several areas for residents that need them. Assumption Parish Planning Officials said they're anticipating an increase of two-and-a-half inches of water in the parish, and are continuing to get information around how flood levels in the Mississippi will... more »
  • Inmates filling sandbags at Angola

    May 5, 2011 6:20 PM

    ANGOLA- Inmates are filling 60 thousands sandbags in the battle against the rising Mississippi River. Warden Burl Cain says improvements were made to the main levee system at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after a major flood in 1997. The lowest spot on the main system is 68 feet.... more »
  • DOTD prepped for icy roads

    February 2, 2011 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The La. Department of Transportation and Development is geared up for icy roads. Crews loaded trucks full of sand and made sure equipment was working properly. While DOTD can't predict what the weather will bring, it's preparing for the worst. "Our top priority is always I-10,... more »
  • High tides destroy sand wall in Cameron Parish

    July 1, 2010 2:45 PM

    High tides from Hurricane Alex have destroyed 1,000 feet of a sand wall the Louisiana National Guard built in Cameron Parish as a barrier against oil from the BP well. Office of Emergency Preparedness officials say it takes weeks for sand to compact in fabric-lined wire mesh baskets. ... more »
  • LSU Professor: Sand berms good idea, but not now

    May 27, 2010 9:01 PM

    Local scientists are applauding the federal government's gradual "OK" to Louisiana's sand barrier plan. The Army Corps of Engineers approved six of the state's 24-project proposal on Thursday, but the U.S. Coast Guard is only allowing one to activate as a test. Dr. Gregory Stone at LSU's School... more »
  • Levee concerns in St. Mary Parish

    March 5, 2010 6:09 PM

    River levels along the Atchafalaya are extremely high for this time of year. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's officials say they are stepping up patrols along 195 miles of levees. Maj. Mark Hebert says people riding ATVs and other four-wheel drive vehicles are causing a major concern. They often leave... more »
  • Transportation leaders gear up for icy weather

    December 3, 2009 4:47 PM

    State Transportation leaders are gearing up for the potential for icy conditions on roads this weekend. They spent the day making sure de-icing trucks and sand trucks are in good working order. "Our crews have been put on standby," Dustin Annison with the Department of Transportation and Development... more »
  • Supreme Court to consider Florida beach dispute

    November 30, 2009 11:37 AM

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments over whether a nearly seven-mile stretch of beach in Florida is public or private. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in the latest property rights case to be taken up by the nation's high court. Beach residents and the... more »

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