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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • A PDS Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 PM for the WBRZ viewing area

    December 25, 2012 1:25 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a PDS Tornado Watch for the entire WBRZ Viewing area until 8 PM tonight. A PDS Tornado watch means that there is a higher risk for strong and long-track tornadoes across the watch area. Round 1 of the storms was really uneventful this... more »
  • Severe Weather Outbreak is possible today

    December 25, 2012 9:13 AM

    ...A Significant Severe Weather Outbreak is expected on this Christmas Day... Our analysis of the current weather around Baton Rouge shows that it is warm and becoming humid. A warm front has moved north of Baton Rouge this morning and it will continue to push northward into Mississippi. We... more »
  • Baker residents survey damage after tornado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2012 6:09 PM

    BAKER - No one was hurt when a tornado passed through Baker just before 7 a.m. today, but there was plenty of damage left to be cleaned up. The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado caused a four-mile long swath of damage. Kay and Ken Berthelot own... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 11 AM

    December 10, 2012 6:08 AM

    SPC has issued a Tornado Watch for the WBRZ Viewing area until 11 AM. A strong cold front is bring showers and thunderstorms to Southeast Louisiana. Some of the storms will be strong to severe with damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Please stay tuned to... more »
  • Some strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon

    August 17, 2012 12:39 PM

    A cold front will be moving into the Deep South beginning today along with a few disturbances. This will give us partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of them could be strong to severe with damaging winds and hail. The Storm Prediction Center has placed... more »
  • Thunderstorms continue this afternoon as cold front moves into town

    August 10, 2012 12:44 PM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and move through Southeast Louisiana this afternoon. Some of the storms could become strong to severe at times with damaging winds, heavy rain, hail and frequent lightning strikes. The storms are coming from a disturbance that is over Southern Mississippi and a... more »
  • A sunny morning will lead to storms again this afternoon

    April 3, 2012 8:14 AM

    We have plenty of sunshine this morning and it is warm with temperatures rising into the 60s. It will become partly cloudy by lunchtime, and then we will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up during the afternoon. Some of these storms could become strong to severe. A... more »
  • Threat for Severe Weather today has gone UP

    April 2, 2012 10:07 AM

    The threat for severe weather has now gone UP for this afternoon as a strong squall line of storms is headed into Southern Louisiana from Texas. There is a good chance of damaging winds with this storm system! The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is likely to issues a Severe Thunderstorm... more »
  • Severe weather threat is over, but more rain is expected

    March 21, 2012 2:52 PM

    The severe weather threat has ended in the Baton Rouge area for today. However, we will still see some heavy rain and thunderstorms through the afternoon and into tonight. We could pick up an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain with rain totals around 2 to 4 inches. Flash... more »
  • Heavy rain and severe weather possible today

    March 21, 2012 6:30 AM

    ...Tornado Watch until 11 AM... ...Flash Flood Watch from 7 AM Today through 7 AM Thursday... We start this Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies and a few showers. Otherwise, it is warm and breezy with temperatures in the 70s. The slow moving cold front and squall line of... more »
  • Strong to severe storms remain possible this afternoon

    March 12, 2012 1:15 PM

    We still have the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening hours. These storms could produce damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes. Otherwise, we will have mostly cloudy skies with a high temperature in the upper 70s. The showers and... more »
  • Severe Weather Outbreak expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning across the Southeast U.S.

    March 1, 2012 12:47 PM

    A severe weather outbreak is forecast to occur Friday Night through Saturday Morning across much of the Southeast U.S. The main area that will see this rough weather will be Northern Mississippi, Northern Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and into the Ohio River Valley. Damaging winds of 60 mph or greater along... more »
  • Severe Weather Update

    February 18, 2012 11:31 AM

    Here is the latest with the severe weather across the Baton Rouge area... ...Tornado Watch in effect until 3 PM... ...Multiple Severe Weather Warnings... ...Flash Flood Watch in effect until 6 PM for all of Southeast Louisiana... The severe squall line of thunderstorms has moved through the Metro... more »
  • Plenty of clouds now with storms later today

    February 15, 2012 7:21 AM

    Mostly cloudy skies are greeting the Baton Rouge area this morning with temperatures rising into the mid 50s. We will see showers start popping up later this morning, and thunderstorms developing as we head into the afternoon hours. It will be warmer, more humid and breezy with highs in... more »
  • Clouds increasing this morning with storms later

    February 15, 2012 5:13 AM

    We start this Wednesday Morning with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 50s. You may want that light jacket with you, and take that umbrella too as rain is on the way. Unfortunately, the pleasant weather will come to an end this afternoon as a cold front nears... more »
  • Adrian becomes major hurricane in the Pacific

    June 9, 2011 5:55 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Hurricane Adrian has strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico but is still expected to stay offshore. Forecasters say maximum sustained winds for the first hurricane of the 2011 season increased Thursday evening to about 130 mph (209 kph).... more »
  • Family says lightning strike cost them their home

    June 6, 2011 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lighting strike during this afternoon's severe weather burned down a family's new home in Baton Rouge. It happened early this afternoon at a home at 18642 Santa Maria. Homeowner Candace Mula told News 2 she was home with her two boys and one of their... more »
  • Joplin tornado single deadliest in US since 1950

    May 24, 2011 10:11 AM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - The death toll from a Missouri tornado stands at 117, making it the single deadliest tornado in the U.S. since at least 1950. Gov. Jay Nixon's spokesman, Sam Murphey, said Tuesday morning that the death toll is now 117. Until this week, the single deadliest... more »
  • NOAA: Record 312 tornadoes in 24 hours last week

    May 2, 2011 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - Preliminary government estimates say there were more tornadoes in a single day last week than any other day in U.S. history. Government analysts said Monday there were 362 tornadoes during last week's outbreak, including a record-setting 312 in one 24-hour period. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »
  • Death toll from severe storms rises to 17

    April 16, 2011 5:46 PM

    LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say the storms that pounded the Deep South killed one person in Mississippi, bringing the death toll to 17 across four states. Jeff Rent, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, says one death was reported in Greene County. He did not have... more »
  • Six dead from severe weather in Okla., Ark.

    April 15, 2011 9:50 AM

    TUSHKA, Okla. - Dawn is shedding light on the damage to a southeast Oklahoma town where two elderly sisters were killed when a tornado struck. Salvation Army Capt. Ric Swartz says the women killed by the twister in Tushka late Thursday were in their 70s. Their names have not... more »

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