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  • Tornado Watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.

    January 21, 2016 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area experienced high winds, lightning strikes and bouts of rainfall as the area went under a Tornado Warning Thursday evening. A cold front is pushing through the region and bringing some wild weather with it, and a Tornado Watch will remain in effect until 10... more »
  • After-school activities cancelled by EBR, Ascension schools due to weather threat

    January 21, 2016 1:17 PM

    Area schools are taking precautions to make sure students are safe at home ahead of this evening's forecasted severe weather. Officials with East Feliciana Parish Schools dimissed classes at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are able to pick up their children at that time, but school administration says buses... more »
  • GOHSEP urges caution ahead of tonight's severe weather threat

    January 21, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging residents of the state to be aware of severe weather expected to hit Louisiana this evening as a cold front moves across the region. GOHSEP urges residents to stay tuned to stations like WBRZ News... more »
  • S.E. Louisiana and S.W. Mississippi face enhanced severe weather threat Thursday

    January 21, 2016 7:40 AM

    A large and vigorous storm system will bring rain and potentially severe thunderstorms to the Baton Rouge area on Thursday Afternoon and Evening before strengthening into a powerful Nor’Easter in the Mid-Atlantic on Friday and Saturday. Today and Tonight: Thursday will be mostly cloudy and mild with high... more »
  • Country singer missing after duck hunting in Oklahoma storm

    December 29, 2015 1:24 PM

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. - A search has resumed in northern Oklahoma for a country singer from Arkansas who went missing along with a friend while duck hunting in severe weather. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said Tuesday that authorities had returned to Kay County in northern Oklahoma where 29-year-old Craig... more »
  • Storm damages buildings in North La.; no injuries noted

    December 28, 2015 1:22 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A line of storms damaged buildings and cut power across Louisiana, but no injuries have been reported. Strong winds blew trees onto at least eight mobile homes in Blanchard, northwest of Shreveport. A business there lost its roof and several house roofs were damaged. Several oil tanks... more »
  • Winds in Walker overturn truck, down power lines

    December 28, 2015 12:41 PM

    WALKER - Viewers in Walker reported several types of wind damage in connection with Sunday night’s bout of severe weather. Trucks and trailers were overturned near CEI on Florida Blvd in Walker. An worker for the transportation company also observed other storm damage, mostly from winds, to bay doors... more »
  • Livingston, Ascension parishes ready for possible flooding

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Report: 14 wild weather events last year goosed by warming

    November 5, 2015 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - New scientific analysis shows the fingerprints of manmade climate change on 14 extreme weather events in 2014, hitting every continent but Antarctica. Dozens of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and across the world examined 28 strange weather conditions last year to see if global warming... more »
  • More severe weather possible starting today

    November 5, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has urged residents in the state to be as prepared as possible for likely severe weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has indicated that much of Louisiana is under a marginal risk of severe weather starting... more »
  • Less than 200 residents without power due to severe weather

    October 31, 2015 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy is working to restore power for those in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes due to the severe weather passing over southeastern Louisiana. Entergy said they have crews out assisting in restoring power. According to Entergy, more than 800 residents in the entire state... more »
  • Severe weather and heavy rainfall expected in portions of the Southern U.S

    October 31, 2015 2:16 PM

    A strong storm system will continue to slowly move through the Mississippi River Valley and Southeast today. The NWS Storm Prediction Center expects damaging winds, hail and isolated short-lived tornadoes in east Texas, Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Rainfall amounts in this region will also be significant; many locations... more »
  • Severe weather / tornado warnings issued for multiple parishes

    October 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple tornado warnings went into effect in nearby parishes Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Ascension and Livingston parishes at 1 p.m. Saturday. Livingston Parish is also under a flood warning. A third tornado warning was issued for the Pointe Coupee... more »
  • Officials hope weather will hold for the rest of the state fair

    October 27, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a barrage of inclement weather, the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair reopened Wednesday evening. Due to recent heavy rainfall in East Baton Rouge Parish over the past few days, crews spent the day Tuesday preparing the grounds for fairgoers. The fair closed early Saturday as... more »
  • Weather Service checking possible tornadoes in Terrebonne

    October 26, 2015 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - High winds - possibly tornadoes - overturned boats in Bayou Dularge and did some damage in other parts of Terrebonne Parish. National Weather Service meteorologist Fred Zeigler said a team was in Terrebonne Parish on Monday to assess whether straight winds or a tornado did the... more »
  • Red Cross opening shelter, bringing aid in wake of heavy rains

    October 26, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While widespread damage predicted in connection with the severity of Hurricane Patricia has been less than expected, remnants of the system have still placed families in Louisiana and across in the South in need of help. The Red Cross says heavy rains and overflowing waterways have... more »
  • Storm shakes nerves Tuesday Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The weather will subside slightly Wednesday after a quick and severe weather event Tuesday. A strong storm knocked out power to thousands, blew over trees and created dicey lightning that hit trees and buildings. The St. George Fire Department said it responded to a dozen weather-related... more »
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    June 15, 2015 5:20 PM

    DALLAS - The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May continues to leave the soil saturated and rivers engorged. But it also could strengthen a storm in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves over land. A broad area of low pressure that developed near the Yucatan Peninsula could brew... more »
  • Mexico tornado death toll up to 14

    May 26, 2015 12:44 PM

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - Officials in the Mexico-Texas border town of Ciudad Acuna say the death toll from Monday's tornado has risen to 14 after the body of a baby ripped from its mother's hands was found. City government spokesman Edgar Gonzalez said Tuesday that he had no additional details... more »
  • Ascension Parish officials release storm debris pick-up schedule

    May 5, 2015 12:49 PM

    GONZALES - Debris pickup following last week's severe storms is entering day 2 in Ascension Parish with locations announced by parish officials Tuesday. The schedule for debris removal efforts through Wednesday in the parish is as follows: Zone 1 North West Crew 1 1. All streets north of... more »
  • Some SNAP clients may receive food replacement following power outages

    May 4, 2015 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to last Monday's severe storms and the widespread power outages that followed in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, some households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits may be eligible for replacement of lost food. To be eligible for replacement of a portion of... more »
  • Severe storm brings residents in Assumption Parish together Play Video

    April 28, 2015 6:51 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - People in Napoleonville are counting themselves lucky today after a scary Monday morning where they saw a nearby tornado and high winds take down telephone poles and trees. Sheriff Mike Waguespack and Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were out after the storm cleared, knocking on doors to... more »
  • EACHUS: Recent storm possibly in rare company

    April 28, 2015 3:54 PM

    A case could be made that the Monday Morning storm complex which tore across the Gulf Coast was what's known as a derecho. Somewhat uncommon, a derecho (pronounced deh-REY-cho) is a long-lived, widespread wind storm associated with a fast-moving line of thunderstorms. Although damage produced by a derecho can... more »
  • UPDATE: 5 tornadoes strike Southeastern Louisiana

    April 28, 2015 1:39 PM

    A *TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED* to have occurred Monday in parts of Assumption Parish. National Weather Service storm survey teams have found damage caused by a tornado in both Pierre Part and Napoleonville. Additionally, tornado damage was found in Bayou Gauche, Chackbay, Kenner and Thibodaux. The strongest tornado... more »
  • Entergy customers still without power

    April 28, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy says about 90 percent of its Louisiana customers impacted by Monday morning's bout of severe storms will have power restored by Tuesday night. Nearly all others can expect to have their electricity back on by Wednesday. Entergy spokesperson Will Johnson III says a crew of... more »
  • Lightning strike blamed for house fire

    April 27, 2015 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters report a fire that destroyed a home in Baton Rouge Monday morning was caused by a lightning strike accompanying severe storms that moved through the region. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received the call just before 9:30 a.m. as high winds, heavy rains and lightning... more »
  • Severe storms, flooding possible

    April 27, 2015 7:20 AM

    After a stormy Saturday, Sunday revealed drier if not steamy conditions. However, we'll deal with another pair of unsettled days before a really pleasant stretch. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has included the Baton Rouge area in an ENHANCED RISK for... more »
  • Severe Weather Awarness Week underway

    March 2, 2015 10:53 AM

    Meteorologically speaking, it is now severe weather season for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. While tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year, now through May is the time in which these hazards most often occur. As such, the week of... more »
  • Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

    October 14, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A severe storm system is roughing up much of the South for a second day. It knocked out power to tens of thousands and snarled morning commutes. The storm system claimed two lives yesterday after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri. And it sent heavy thunderstorms across... more »
  • SUBR evening classes in session despite weather

    October 13, 2014 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Evening classes are still scheduled at Southern University's campus despite severe thunderstorm warnings in East Baton Rouge and West Rouge parishes. According to a statement from Acting Chancellor Flandus McClinton, evening classes will be in session as regularly scheduled, but McClinton advised this could change. ... more »
  • Thousands without power due to severe weather

    October 13, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High winds have already begun to wreak havoc on the power infrastructure of Baton Rouge as severe weather moves into the area. Customers without power as reported by Entergy by parish as of 5:30 p.m. are as follows: *East Baton Rouge - 2,209 *West Baton... more »
  • Jindal declares emergency because of weather

    October 13, 2014 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as severe weather moves across Louisiana ahead of a cold front, downing trees and power lines and leaving thousands without electricity. Jindal issued the proclamation Monday. It extends through Nov. 11 unless terminated sooner. The National Weather Service... more »
  • NWS: Line of severe storms move across north La.

    October 13, 2014 10:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says a line of severe thunderstorms continues to move across north Louisiana. The weather service office in Shreveport reports Monday's storms have downed trees in several DeSoto Parish locations. Meteorologist Davyon Hill says Monday's storms will bring high winds and rain over much of... more »
  • Officials inspect storm damage in southern Miss.

    June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    AMITE - Wilkinson and Amite County officials said they severe weather along the county line causing downed trees and power outages on Tuesday. Officials said there are no injuries reported at this time, but there are widespread power outages near the county line. The town of Liberty is... more »
  • Tornadoes tear through South, add to US death toll

    April 29, 2014 10:31 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Miss. - The storm system that unleashed a chain of deadly tornadoes in parts of the Midwest and the South is moving eastward today. Residents of Georgia and Alabama were awakened by sirens, howling wind and pounding rain. The overall death toll from the past two days is at... more »
  • Official: Big tornado in Miss., several injuries

    April 28, 2014 5:38 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A northern Mississippi mayor says several injuries are being reported in the city of Tupelo after a large tornado damaged homes and down trees and power lines. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton says none of the injuries are apparently life-threatening. Shelton says dozens of homes and businesses have... more »
  • Red Cross responding following severe weather Play Video

    April 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The American Red Cross is helping out those in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday's deadly tornadoes. A volunteer team from south Louisiana will depart on Tuesday for Arkansas to manage Red Cross health services. More than 200 people spent the night in shelters... more »
  • Huge tornado kills 16 in Arkansas Play Video

    April 28, 2014 10:42 AM

    VILONIA, Ark. - The National Weather Service is warning that the central and southern U.S. will see more destructive storms today, with powerful winds, very large hail and possibly tornadoes. Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana are facing the greatest risk. Meanwhile, emergency officials in Arkansas have begun searching for survivors... more »
  • STUDY: Shifting landscapes trigger tornado touchdowns

    April 17, 2014 9:54 AM

    Researchers from Purdue University say it is time to examine land areas that transition from rough to smooth, wet to dry and sloped to flat. They believe regions of changing landscape could be the focal point for tornado touchdowns. After examining National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center tornado data... more »
  • Tornado watch canceled for most

    October 31, 2013 12:49 PM

    The Tornado Watch has been canceled for the entire viewing area EXCEPT Tangipahoa Parish where it remains until 7:00 PM. Severe Weather Set-Up : A strong trough of low pressure will send a cold front toward Baton Rouge today from the west. We will be breezy, very warm and... more »
  • Tornado Watch Until 2 PM for part of the WBRZ Viewing area

    October 31, 2013 7:55 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Tornado Watch until 2 PM for the following Parishes and Counties in the Baton Rouge area: St. Mary, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana Parishes and Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. A strong cold front will move toward Baton Rouge... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... more »
  • Heavy flooding rains with some severe weather today

    May 10, 2013 8:49 AM

    ...Flash Flood Watch Through Saturday Evening For All of Southeast Louisiana... It was a very stormy start to this Friday. We have severe thunderstorms moving through Baton Rouge starting around 4:45 AM through the 7 AM hour. There were numerous reports of hail, strong winds, flooding and power outages.... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 1 PM for the WBRZ Viewing area

    April 24, 2013 7:08 AM

    **SPC has issued a Tornado Watch until 1 PM for the WBRZ Viewing area** The cold front will move into Baton Rouge later this morning. It will bring us scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong to severe with tornadoes, damaging winds, heavy rain and... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 3 PM for the WBRZ viewing area

    April 11, 2013 8:11 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch until 3 PM for the WBRZ viewing area. Thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage through the morning and into the afternoon hours ahead of a strong cold front. These storms may rotate and could produce a few tornadoes. The storms... more »
  • Warm and windy with isolated showers today

    April 10, 2013 7:43 AM

    We have a very warm and breezy morning across the Baton Rouge area under mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures are in the lower 70s and it is muggy. We will transition from the nice weather yesterday to stormy weather today. A strong cold front will be moving closer to Louisiana... more »
  • Instincts save family during fire Play Video

    February 25, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is out of their River Bend home tonight after lightning set fire their attic. Pete Bush says, "It all happened very quick, between the boom and the smell, and the opening of the attic, you're talking about 3-4 minutes." Lightning struck the chimney,... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 8 PM for the WBRZ Viewing Area

    February 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Tornado Watch for all of the WBRZ Viewing area until 8 PM tonight. Thunderstorms are developing once again as a warm front moves up from the Louisiana Coast into Baton Rouge. These storms could become strong to severe with large hail,... more »
  • More severe weather expected today and this evening

    February 25, 2013 8:24 AM

    After a very active night with part 1 of severe weather, we start this Monday with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Otherwise, it is mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the 60s. A warm front will move northward from the Louisiana Coast through Baton Rouge and into... more »
  • Severe weather threat has ended

    January 30, 2013 9:16 AM

    The cold front has pushed through town this morning, and the severe weather threat has ended. Some lingering showers will continue until midday for parts of Southeast Louisiana. The sky will start to clear and it will become partly cloudy this afternoon. Temperatures have fallen into the 50s and they... more »
  • Tornado at Iberville Parish plant caught on tape Play Video

    January 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A tornado damaged an industrial chemical plant in Iberville Parish as severe weather moved through southern Louisiana this morning. Surveillance cameras at the SNF Flopam plant caught footage of the twister as it moved through the area near the plant. The plant was staffed as the... more »
  • Heavy rain with some severe weather possible today

    January 10, 2013 7:24 AM

    ...Tornado Watch Until 2 PM Today... ...Flash Flood Watch Through This Afternoon... A line of heavy rain and thunderstorms is moving through Baton Rouge this morning. Some severe weather will be possible too. Temperatures are in the upper 60s. The line of heavy rain and thunderstorms will slowly... more »

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