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  • Boy dies in Alabama during Tropical Storm Cindy

    June 21, 2017 1:36 PM

    FORT MORGAN - A sheriff's captain says a 10-year-old Missouri boy has died on the Alabama coast after being fatally struck by a log washed in by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy. Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. Stephen Arthur says the boy was hit by the debris Wednesday... more »
  • Schools closing due to Tropical Storm Cindy

    June 21, 2017 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A list of schools that are closed due to Tropical Storm Cindy are below: Saint Paul's Adult Learning Center (closed Wednesday) West Baton Rouge Parish summer school programs (closed Thursday) St. Michael High (closed Thursday) This list will be updated as information on... more »
  • Sandbags available for West Baton Rouge residents

    June 19, 2017 5:45 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Sandbags have been made available in West Baton Rouge Parish in preparation for possible significant rainfall throughout the week. The parish is providing bags, sand and shovels for residents. Though shovels will be at the sites, residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels... more »
  • Lightning strike sparks house fire on Millbrook Drive

    June 18, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were called to Millbrook Drive Sunday afternoon after a lightning strike reportedly started a house fire. The St. George and East Side Fire Departments reported to the 3400 block of Millbrook Avenue around 5:15 p.m. after several 911 calls reported smoke and flames peaking from... more »
  • LSU Softball defeats McNeese 10-1 after weather delay

    May 21, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 18 LSU Softball exploded for seven runs on seven hits in the top of the fourth inning to propel the Tigers to a 10-1 win against McNeese in six innings in Game 5 of the Baton Rouge Regional Sunday night at Tiger Park. The game... more »
  • GALLERY: Storms sweep through Baton Rouge area

    May 3, 2017 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy rains fell as a tornado watch was issued for the Baton Rouge area until 5.p.m Wednesday afternoon. Several photos sent in by viewers show storm clouds overhead as the rain took a break in the late afternoon. Tonight, a flash flood watch is in... more »
  • Body found in storm drain on dead-end street in New Orleans

    May 1, 2017 9:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm drain. Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the body was found Sunday evening in the 7th Ward. NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune reports that the storm drain is in a desolate dead-end under Interstate 10, near... more »
  • Children hospitalized after gust sends bounce house airborne in South Carolina Play Video

    April 9, 2017 5:37 PM

    TAYLORS, S.C. - South Carolina authorities say a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind, sending several children to the hospital. Taylors Fire Battalion Chief Ricky Reed told The Greenville News that the accident happened 2 p.m. Saturday at a church carnival near Greenville. Springwell... more »
  • Residents near Amite River prepare as severe weather threatens the area Play Video

    April 2, 2017 11:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - As Louisiana prepares for strong storms, folks along the rivers are getting ready for whatever comes their way. Even though it's not expected to be anything like the flood in August, people along the river banks are taking extra precautions. Denham Springs resident Wanda Crittenden... more »
  • Lightning blamed for fires in Shreveport

    April 2, 2017 6:35 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Lightning may be to blame for several fires in the Shreveport area Sunday. The storm sweeping across the South is believed to be the cause of a tanker fire in south Shreveport Sunday morning. The fire, which was reported around 10 a.m., closed Harts Island Road from... more »
  • Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

    April 2, 2017 12:35 PM

    DALLAS - A storm system rumbling eastward through Texas toward the lower Mississippi Valley could pelt the region with large hail and cause flash-flooding and spawn tornadoes. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center says the storms are likely to cause significant wind damage near and north of the Interstate... more »
  • Despite expert opinions, rainy weather concerns residents near Amite River

    March 31, 2017 10:49 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - The National Weather Service says the Amite River could approach flood stage early next week, but experts say it will be nothing like the August flood. Residents that live along the Amite are still recovering from the flood, and rising water is something they do not want... more »
  • 1,000 flights canceled by Northeast storm

    March 15, 2017 9:41 AM

    NEW YORK - The air tracking service FlightAware.com says airlines have canceled more than 1,000 U.S. flights on Wednesday after grounding more than 6,200 flights on Tuesday, most of them because of the storm in the Northeast. Most of Wednesday's cancellations are morning flights. FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker predicts "relatively... more »
  • Donaldsonville still recovering one month after tornado Play Video

    March 8, 2017 9:14 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - One month after devastating tornadoes ripped through South Louisiana, residents of one small town are struggling to get back on their feet. The city and parish cleaned the streets of debris almost overnight, but it appears most of the rebuilding process stopped there. Out of around... more »
  • Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

    February 20, 2017 8:49 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - At least three tornadoes have hit parts of San Antonio and its suburbs, damaging dozens of homes but causing no major injuries. A National Weather Service survey team confirmed that a tornado struck a residential area about 5 miles north of downtown around midnight Sunday. San Antonio... more »
  • Assessment teams working through damaged neighborhoods Play Video

    February 8, 2017 6:30 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - As people cleanup from the tornadoes that tore through Louisiana Tuesday, damage assessment teams are walking neighborhoods gauging the damage. There are some things homeowners should do to properly document what's happened. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recommends victims contact their insurance company... more »
  • Livingston community bands together after tornado destroys multiple homes Play Video

    February 7, 2017 9:56 PM

    WATSON- Neighbors in a Livingston community are helping one another recover after severe weather tore through the area. The area in northern Livingston Parish saw some of the worst weather that the storm had to offer as a tornado passed through the area Tuesday morning. One 62-year-old woman... more »
  • Lineman killed in Oklahoma Panhandle was Louisiana man

    January 25, 2017 4:25 PM

    BEAVER, Okla. - A power company lineman who was killed while working to restore power in the Oklahoma Panhandle was a Louisiana man. Echo Powerline says 30-year-old employee Nathan Evans of Sarepta, Louisiana, was electrocuted Sunday while helping restore electricity in Beaver County after the area was hit hard by... more »
  • Emergency official: More storm deaths in Georgia

    January 22, 2017 12:01 PM

    ATLANTA - An emergency official says more people have been killed as violent storms tear across southern Georgia. Sebon Burns, chief deputy emergency management director for Georgia's Dougherty County, said "fatalities and a lot of injuries" have been reported since an apparent tornado cut a path through the county Sunday... more »
  • PHOTOS: Severe weather spreads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A severe storm hit the Baton Rouge area early Thursday morning, prompting multiple road closures and a flash flood warning . Multiple high water areas have been reported, and the flash flood warning remains in effect in the area until 10:30 a.m. more »
  • DEMCO: Felicianas will have power restored Wednesday night Play Video

    January 4, 2017 8:33 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Work crews lined both sides of State Highway 66 near Bayou Sara Wednesday evening repairing broken power lines strung through dense forests. It's the third day of repairs from Monday's windstorm that at one point left tens of thousands in the dark. "The lines that we serve... more »
  • Storm system damages Walmart in Marksville

    January 2, 2017 8:08 PM

    MARKSVILLE - A storm system moving across the South has blown out skylights in a Walmart in Marksville, Louisiana, sending water and glass cascading onto shoppers. Marksville Fire Chief Jerry Bordelon says the Monday storm also picked up a fireworks stand in front of the store and mangled it, tossing... more »
  • Spain: 1,100 migrants try to breach N. African border fence

    January 1, 2017 11:47 AM

    BARCELONA, Spain - More than 50 Moroccan and Spanish border guards were injured repelling around 1,100 African migrants who attempted to storm a border fence and enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, Spanish authorities said Sunday. A regional government spokesman told The Associated Press that 50 Moroccan and five... more »
  • Winter storm weakens but thousands still without power

    December 27, 2016 10:46 AM

    CHICAGO - The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day has weakened, but thousands remain without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas heading into Tuesday, even as vast stretches... more »
  • Homes from Bayou Corne donated to tornado victims Play Video

    November 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    Napoleonville- The small community of Paincourtville sits on Bayou Lafourche in northeast Assumption parish, an area still recovering from tornadoes last February. "It completely destroyed the True Value, Lablanc Brothers Cement, the water tower and then a great deal of homes right here," said Brad Collins, a local pastor... more »
  • Late-season Tropical Storm Otto strengthens in the Caribbean

    November 21, 2016 10:45 PM

    MIAMI - Late-season Tropical Storm Otto is strengthening in the southwest Caribbean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane in the next few days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had top sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) Monday night and was moving south... more »
  • Carbon monxide from generator kills Florida couple riding out storm

    October 7, 2016 9:23 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Authorities say an elderly couple appears to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning while running a generator after Hurricane Matthew, raising the U.S. death toll from the storm to 4. A post on the St. Lucie County Fire District's Facebook page says rescuers responded to couple's... more »
  • Florida's Gulf coast braces for Hurricane Hermine

    September 1, 2016 3:44 PM

    MIAMI - Residents in some low-lying communities of Florida are being asked to evacuate as Hurricane Hermine takes aim at the state. The Tallahassee Democrat reports emergency management officials in Franklin County have issued a mandatory evacuation notice for people living on St. George Island, Dog Island, Alligator Point and... more »
  • Price gouging concerns addressed by Attorney General's Office Play Video

    August 31, 2016 10:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Attorney General's Office is addressing some concerns over price gouging and says if you notice a large jump in price following the flood disaster, it might be price gouging. Deputy Director of Public Protection Michael Dupree says price gouging is not necessarily a freeze in... more »
  • Group plans to make house into Hurricane Katrina memorial

    August 8, 2016 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A citizens group wants to turn a house flooded by Hurricane Katrina into a memorial. Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal says it may be the nearest house still remaining by one of the three levee breaches that filled 80 percent of New Orleans with water after the storm... more »
  • Debris still sitting curbside nearly 2 weeks after intense storm Play Video

    May 31, 2016 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly two weeks after a storm rolled through the Baton Rouge-area, knocking out power, snapping branches and toppling trees, many residents are still staring at the debris on their curb. "We still have the great wall of Shenandoah," Josh Michaels told News 2's Brittany Weiss .... more »
  • For those in storm shelters, future still uncertain Play Video

    March 15, 2016 7:34 PM

    TICKFAW - The Eagle Heights Community Church has been home for about 80 flood victims since Saturday. For four days, the people who have been staying here have been getting help from church members and Red Cross volunteers. The church gym has been transformed into a shelter with cots... more »
  • Safety priority when considering closing school Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:01 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Several school systems and universities across the area have canceled class Friday. Ascension, Livingston, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa, East Feliciana and Saint James Parish public schools are all closed. East Baton Rouge Parish is closed, but the closure was already scheduled as a workshop day for... more »
  • Flash Flood watches in effect, heavy rain expected Thursday

    March 9, 2016 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Heavy rain is expected and flash flood watches are in effect as a bit of slow moving severe active weather rolls through our area Thursday. Flash flood watches are in effect through Saturday morning. This means conditions are favorable in the atmosphere to cause heavy rain... more »
  • Red Cross helps storm victims in Livingston Play Video

    March 1, 2016 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Volunteers continue to help out storm victims in the town of Livingston after an EF-2 tornado ripped through the town last Tuesday. So far, the American Red Cross has handed out more than 500 meals and more than 1,000 items like cleaning supplies and gloves, according to Red... more »
  • Small town residents meet to talk about how to recover from storm

    February 26, 2016 12:08 AM

    LIVINGSTON - At a meeting Thursday night, residents of the town of Livingston met to discuss ways for residents to receive assistance following Tuesday's tornadoes. At least 30 structures in the small town received heavy damage from the storm. Mayor Derral Jones called the meeting to connect people in need... more »
  • Insurance adjusters survey damage in Livingston Play Video

    February 25, 2016 5:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Insurance adjusters continued to survey storm damage Thursday in the town of Livingston. Alex Prokop with Safeco Insurance will visit at least 15 homes this week in Livingston after an EF-2 tornado damaged at least 30 structures Tuesday afternoon. Prokop says insurance adjusters try to put customers at... more »
  • Old Livingston Parish school gym set to become storm shelter Play Video

    February 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    WATSON - The gymnasium at the old Live Oak High School campus in the Watson area will be renovated and upgraded into a Red Cross worthy storm shelter. The work, with an estimated cost of $1.9 million, will be funded 75 percent by FEMA with the rest coming from the... more »
  • WBRZ viewer's storm pictures prompt NWS storm report

    February 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    BAYWOOD - Overnight storms caused trees to fall and twisted a trampoline in this small river-side community along the Amite River in the northeastern corner of East Baton Rouge. A viewer emailed pictures of damage near her house to WBRZ meteorologist Josh Eachus who alerted the National Weather Service.... more »
  • Things to know about the massive weekend blizzard

    January 24, 2016 4:26 PM

    A massive blizzard that blanketed much of the eastern United States set records, paralyzed travel and damaged property. Here's a look at the storm's impact: ___ WHO GOT IT WORST? Glengary, West Virginia, can boast it took the storm's biggest blow: 42 inches. Several other spots saw more than three... more »
  • I-75 reopens; Kentucky cars stranded for hours

    January 23, 2016 3:00 PM

    LEXINGTON - Police say the southbound lanes are open but northbound remains closed after hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on Interstate 75 in south-central Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said Saturday morning that they anticipate opening the remaining lanes before noon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says he doesn't have a figure... more »
  • Looming blizzard could rank near top 10 to hit Eastern US

    January 22, 2016 8:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- The National Weather Service says the blizzard about to hit the Eastern United States could rank near the top 10 ever to hit the region. Meteorologist Paul Kocin with the service's Weather Prediction Center says snowfall as heavy as 1 to 3 inches an hour could continue for 24... more »
  • EBR Constable recalls Katrina in effort to help to tornado victims Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truckload of relief is heading to storm ravaged areas of North Mississippi. The East Baton Rouge Constable's Office collected clothes, toys, and personal items to deliver to Ashland, Mississippi. The small town near the Tennessee boarder was devastated by a tornado two days before Christmas. Ashland... more »
  • Nearly 900 flights canceled, 500 delayed in US

    December 28, 2015 10:01 AM

    UNDATED- Nearly 900 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and another 500 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that more than a third of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large... more »
  • Storm survivors thankful on Christmas Day to be alive

    December 25, 2015 11:16 AM

    FALKNER, Miss. - Christmas Day is cleanup day for many who survived this week's deadly storms in the southeastern United States. Benton County, Mississippi, resident Glenda Hunt says her house sustained heavy structural damage, but it's still standing. In Linden, Tennessee, Tony Goodwin says his home was knocked off its... more »
  • Storms cause travel woes

    December 24, 2015 6:14 PM

    ATLANTA - Storms extending from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast caused hundreds of flight delays for travelers trying to get home for Christmas. Long lines filled concourses at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, and flight status boards showed multiple flight cancellations. FlightAware, a website that tracks airline flights,... more »
  • Damaged homes, knocked down trees in Albany due to weather

    October 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    ALBANY - Multiple homes and trees are down in Albany after a tornado touched down in the area shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. Residents near Pea Ridge Road said they noticed metal flying high during the storm causing some of the damage to the homes in that area. Residents... more »
  • Too many people have applied for storm grant Play Video

    September 15, 2015 11:46 PM

    GONZALES - Grant administrators will have to sift through more applications than money as they assign awards through a storm relief program. There is about $200,000 available for people who had damage from Gustav and Ike. But, more people have applied than there is money to be awarded. ... more »
  • LSU's Alleva: "Never" saw anything like Saturday storm before

    September 7, 2015 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said Monday he was more disappointed than anyone about Saturday night's weather cancellation. "I've never been through something like (this past) Saturday night," he told ESPN Baton Rouge's "Culotta and the Prince" morning radio program. "No one wanted them to play... more »
  • Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

    August 31, 2015 9:41 AM

    MIAMI- Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds Monday morning are near 80 mph. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin Tuesday. Hurricane Fred is centered about 40 miles... more »
  • Obama in New Orleans for hurricane's 10th anniversary Play Video

    August 27, 2015 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation. He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause. ... more »
  • New Orleans mayor visiting cities Katrina evacuees fled to

    August 19, 2015 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is visiting Atlanta and Houston to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu's office says the trips are being made to thank those cities for welcoming evacuees from the 2005 storm. He'll also be encouraging those who stayed to return to... 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 »
  • Hurricane Dolores strengthens to Category 4 storm in Pacific

    July 15, 2015 11:34 AM

    MIAMI - Hurricane Dolores has rapidly strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico's coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 130 mph (215 kph) with some additional strengthening forecast during the next day. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane will... more »
  • Second round of storms spark house fires Wednesday

    June 24, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning is suspected in three house fires, one near Episcopal High School that forced a family to run from their home during dinner. "You could feel the heat," Mark Mitchell said of the flames he found in his attic. "I could see flames coming from the... more »
  • Debris pickup in Ascension went smoothly after May storms

    June 2, 2015 9:49 AM

    GONZALES- Officials says the trucks that scoured unincorporated Ascension Parish in May for debris from severe storms that tore through south and central Louisiana collected 6,000 to 10,000 cubic yards of material. The estimated total volume of limbs, leaves and other debris would be enough to cover 4 to 6... 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 »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers dispatched to storm zones

    May 28, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are either en route or already on the ground in weather-disaster areas after storms this week. Nancy Malone, the spokesperson for the area Red Cross, said disaster teams have been dispatched in waves this week and more will leave... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • One remains in ICU after tornado hits neighborhood Play Video

    May 17, 2015 7:50 PM

    TICKFAW - A tornado was the last thing residents on John McDonald road expected to wake up to, early Sunday morning. One woman is in the Intensive Care Unit at North Oaks Hospital and another person suffered minor injuries. "There's no way to escape it," said Billy McDonald,... more »
  • Utility companies learning from April storm Play Video

    May 13, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies explained what they learned from last month's storms to the Louisiana Public Service Commission Wednesday. The Public Service Commission oversees utility companies. Both Entergy and DEMCO had about 60,000 outages each when heavy wind and rain hit the Baton Rouge region on April 27.... more »
  • Public Service Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday

    May 13, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Public Service Commission will meet this morning to look for answers on why thousands of people were left in the dark during the storms two weeks ago. More than 30,000 people in Baton Rouge were without electricity 12 hours after the storms hit. Weather experts... more »
  • Regulators want to know about storm power outage, meeting set for Wednesday

    May 12, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, the Public Service Commission will discuss with power suppliers issues associated with the April 27th storm that knocked out power to thousands of people across the region. In the city of Baton Rouge, some Entergy customers did not get power restored until four days after... more »
  • Over 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas storm

    May 11, 2015 6:33 AM

    VAN, TX- An emergency management official in a northeastern Texas county says about two dozen people are injured and homes have been completely destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van. The storm hit the east side of Van Zandt County and the city of Van around... more »
  • Boat found in Bayou Manchac, boater still missing

    April 30, 2015 9:49 AM

    PRARIEVILLE- The search continues this morning for a missing boater in Ascension Parish. There's some new progress in the search. Crews have found the boat that went missing in Monday's storm, but so far, there's still no sign of Allen Fitzgerald. Crews are searching Bayou Manchac, close to where... more »
  • Pierre Part cleans up Play Video

    April 28, 2015 7:32 PM

    PIERRE PART - Tuesday residents picked up the pieces in one of the two towns struck by a tornadoes in Monday's storm. Trees and downed power lines made up most of the damage, but some homes were also affected. "Things happen and you're just thankful that you're alive," said... more »
  • Ascension working on debris pickup plans

    April 28, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The parish president's office said they're still working on plans to get storm debris in Ascension Parish picked up after Monday's severe weather. Parish President Tommy Martinez said they're still checking how much damage the trees, limbs, debris and brush blown down by Monday's strong winds and... 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 »
  • Salvation Army serves meals in Livingston, Assumption Tuesday Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:16 PM

    KILLIAN - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services was dispatchedto Livingston Parish Monday afternoon after strong storms rolled through the area leaving people without power. "It's a blessing, there are a lot of folks who are without," said Charles Brooks, who picked up meals for his family. "One tree... more »
  • USS Kidd closes due to roof damage

    April 27, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Museum officials closed the USS Kidd in downtown Baton Rouge due to storm damage Monday. The museum said on their Facebook page that the storm caused "significant" roof damage to the main building. Executive Director Alex Juan said the most serious damage happened in the conference... more »
  • Storm snaps trees, knocks out power in West Feliciana Play Video

    April 27, 2015 5:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A few hundred people are still without power in West Feliciana Parish after storms rolled through the area Monday morning. As the storm made its way through the parish some residents took shelter only to find that debris trapped them inside their neighborhood without power. A... more »
  • Assumption slammed by Monday's severe weather Play Video

    April 27, 2015 4:34 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Parish officials declared an emergency after storms uprooted trees, knocked down power lines and damaged homes in Assumption Parish Monday. The parish school system said all schools would close Tuesday because of the widespread power outages. All government offices and court cases in the parish Tuesday were... more »
  • Foul poles blown down at Alex Box Stadium

    April 27, 2015 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday morning's severe weather caused some damage at Alex Box Stadium, where LSU is scheduled to host a baseball game Tuesday night. The storm blew over the stadium's foul poles, knocking them into the field and the playground on the stadium grounds. Head baseball coach... more »
  • Debris causes closures on Mississippi River Bridge

    April 27, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed parts of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge due to debris blown down by storms Monday morning. The Department of Transportation and Development said scaffolding on the bridge for its recent painting was damaged and knocked down by the the morning's storm. I-10 East... more »
  • Power outages remain widespread following Monday storms Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people will spend Monday night in the dark after strong storms knocked down trees and power lines across the capital area. Some people were warned, services may not be restored until Wednesday. Additional severe weather systems hindered the repair effort after following Monday morning's... more »

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