May 15, 2013 4:33 PM
MIAMI - Forecasters say the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Alvin formed Wednesday. It had maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (64 kph) and was moving west at... more »
May 10, 2013 10:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish had to make changes today after losing power in a storm early this morning.
EBR Schools Spokesperson Suan Nelson said Riveroaks Elementary lost power after students arrived for classes this morning.
Entergy said it would not be restored... more »
April 24, 2013 1:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency personnel rescued a woman and her son when flooding trapped them in their van this morning.
Mimi Vidrine said she was driving in downtown Baton Rouge when she got to Napoleon Street, which had water over the road.
She ventured in anyway, and the... more »
April 24, 2013 10:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning.
Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish.
The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due... more »
February 26, 2013 4:57 PM
PORT VINCENT - On Tuesday, Port Vincent residents were greeted by the sun and the damage left behind by Monday hailstorm.
Vanessa Murphy spent the day counting the bruises on her car.
"There's here and here and then there are some clusters," she said. "It just looks like... more »
February 22, 2013 11:07 AM
BATON ROUGE- Property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. Policy owners now have until April 22 to complete their proof of loss claims. The National Flood Insurance Program says... more »
February 11, 2013 3:11 PM
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend.
The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday.
The storms also... more »
February 4, 2013 2:39 AM
NEW YORK - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves. But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo... more »
January 30, 2013 2:07 PM
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.- Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there. The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing... more »
January 29, 2013 2:43 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. Obama chided lawmakers for taking their time to approve the funding even as he commended them for providing the long-awaited aid. Conservatives concerned about adding... more »
January 23, 2013 7:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have another 30 days to file claims for their flood losses.
Policy owners now have until Feb. 21 to complete their proof of loss.
The National Flood Insurance... more »
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 »
January 9, 2013 6:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more.
The FEMA dollars are going to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for a Disaster Case... more »
January 4, 2013 2:50 PM
HOUMA - The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion. The plan released Friday includes... more »
January 1, 2013 6:06 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - Hannah Storm was back on the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the ESPN anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck. Storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident Dec.... more »
December 27, 2012 7:26 AM
CONCORD, N.H. - The death toll from a powerful winter storm that pushed through the nation's midsection into the Northeast has risen to 12.
The storm has dropped about a foot in some parts of the Northeast Thursday, a day after it dumped a record snowfall in Arkansas and... more »
December 26, 2012 9:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Everyone in Louisiana who lost power and could safely get it restored, are back on line after powerful storms moved across the area on Christmas Day.
"Our state was fortunate to be spared the worst of the storm's damage, and the dedication of our employees - who... more »
December 25, 2012 10:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Christmas storms killed at least one person in Louisiana, damaged buildings from central Louisiana into southwest Mississippi and cut power to at least 14,000 people and businesses in Louisiana and 5,000 in Mississippi. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell said that 53-year-old Allen Sullivan died around 2 p.m.... more »
December 20, 2012 9:59 AM
Some students in Wisconsin, Indiana and Nebraska are getting a jump on the Christmas holiday break because of the major snowstorm moving across the Midwest.
The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings in parts of several states because of heavy downfalls and winds topping 40 mph. The storm... more »
December 10, 2012 11:53 AM
TYLERTOWN, Miss.- A strong storm has caused damage in south Mississippi's Walthall and Marion counties, near the Louisiana border. National Weather Service officials say a barn and an office building roof were damaged south of Tylertown after 8 a.m. Monday. The storm moved northeast, damaging a home in Dexter and... more »
December 10, 2012 10:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - News 2 has received many reports of storm damage in the capital region after severe weather moved through this morning.
The entire WBRZ viewing area remained under a tornado watch until 11 a.m. today.
Parish officials reported serious damage throughout Ascension Parish. The entire front... more »
December 5, 2012 7:56 AM
NEW BATAAN, Philippines - A powerful typhoon has killed more than 280 people in the southern Philippines.
Officials fear more bodies may be found as rescuers reach hard-hit areas that were isolated by landslides, floods and downed communications.
In one town, a flash flood swamped two emergency shelters... more »
November 26, 2012 9:47 PM
THIBODAUX- Sugar Cane farmers want stronger protections from hurricanes since Isaac flooded farmland.
22 parishes in Louisiana produce more than 2.9 billion pounds of raw sugar on 408,000 acres.
"We are asking the [Army Corps of Engineers] to take agricultural farmland into account as they plan future flood... more »
November 21, 2012 5:39 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA is tracking a regional dust storm on Mars, but says it has not affected the operations of its two rovers on the surface. The space agency said Wednesday the storm raging in the Martian southern hemisphere was spotted earlier this month by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter... more »
November 14, 2012 9:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, emergency officials are taking another look at a problem that has bedeviled them for a long time: how to get people to comply when they are ordered to evacuate their homes. Despite dire forecasts and explicit warnings, hundreds of thousands... more »
November 13, 2012 4:00 PM
SEATTLE - Two snowboarders who spent two nights stranded on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm are on their way down. National Park spokeswoman Lee Snook says the two are snowshoeing out with rescuers who reached them Tuesday morning. Lee says 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale... more »
November 9, 2012 6:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
November 9, 2012 10:31 AM
UNDATED - People in the Northeast are seeing some progress following back-to-back storms. For the first time in 11 days, almost all of Connecticut's homes and businesses have power. Fewer than 20,000 New York City customers remain in the dark. But power crews still have a lot to do in... more »
November 8, 2012 5:04 PM
NEW YORK - One man who lives along the New Jersey coast says he just had power restored a couple of days ago following the outage caused by Hurricane Sandy -- and how, he's lost it again. A new storm that struck the Northeast yesterday has caused hundreds of thousands... more »
November 8, 2012 8:56 AM
NEW YORK - Areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are dealing with new outages after a nor'easter left a blanket of snow that snapped storm-weakened trees and downed power lines.
In New Jersey, utilities reported 400,000 power outages early Thursday; 20,000 of those were new. In New York City... more »
October 31, 2012 4:13 PM
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - President Barack Obama is telling New Jersey residents devastated by a massive storm that "we're going to be here for the long haul." Joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Obama inspected the devastation from superstorm Sandy, flying high over flooded neighborhoods and sand-strewn streets. At a... more »
October 31, 2012 12:35 PM
GLEN ROCK, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman faces charges that include risking a catastrophe after she jumped into a raging creek to "save" a couple dozen wild ducks. Southern Regional Police in York County said Justina Laniewski went into the Codorus Creek in Glen Rock on Monday evening, and her... more »
October 31, 2012 7:54 AM
NEW YORK - The death toll from superstorm Sandy is now at least 55 people along the Atlantic Coast.
Meanwhile, communities are slowly recovering from the storm.
In hard-hit New York City, hundreds of thousands of customers are still without electricity, but buses are running and Wall Street... more »
October 31, 2012 7:03 AM
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would... more »
October 30, 2012 4:20 PM
NEW YORK - With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from superstorm Sandy's devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules.
The New York City Marathon is still hoping that the course will be clear by Sunday and runners will be able... more »
October 30, 2012 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage from the massive storm that struck the East Coast and to thank first responders. The White House says Obama will join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in viewing the damage. Christie is a Republican... more »
October 30, 2012 11:40 AM
KETTERING, Ohio - For a third day tomorrow, President Barack Obama will be off the campaign trail. Instead of holding campaign events in Ohio, he'll be at the White House to monitor recovery efforts from the storm that practically shut down New York City and left more than 30 people... more »
October 30, 2012 10:24 AM
NEW YORK - With lower Manhattan still largely without power Tuesday, U.S. stock exchanges tested contingency plans to ensure trading resumes as soon as possible this week after Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast and shut down operations.
U.S. markets will be closed for a second day, but... more »
October 30, 2012 8:11 AM
NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York was one of the hardest hit areas when an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3... more »
October 29, 2012 6:59 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Forecasters say Sandy is no longer a hurricane but is still a dangerous system taking dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware. The National Hurricane Center said Monday evening that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.... more »
October 29, 2012 10:27 AM
NEW YORK - Hurricane Sandy is gaining strength and has taken a left turn toward the East Coast and its date with two other weather systems. An official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling it "the worst-case scenario." The storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 500... more »
October 26, 2012 8:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Meteorologists say the pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster nicknamed "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast. So utilities and local governments are getting ready.
Forecasters expect a natural horror show of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow to the west... more »
October 25, 2012 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON - Government forecasters say a big storm that they're calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week. The storm is an unusual mix of a hurricane and a winter storm. The worst of it could be focused around New York City and New... more »
October 22, 2012 5:19 PM
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Sandy has formed south of Jamaica and forecasters say the storm is expected to strengthen. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy was about 395 miles (636 kilometers) south of Kingston, Jamaica, and had winds of 40 mph (64 kph). It is expected to head... more »
October 22, 2012 10:32 AM
MIAMI - A tropical depression has formed south of Jamaica and forecasters say it will likely strengthen into a named storm. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday the depression was about 320 miles (515 kilometers) south of Kingston, Jamaica, and had winds of 30 mph (48 kph). It... more »
October 5, 2012 2:32 PM
LAPLACE - It may be a full school year before students from East St. John High School and Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School can return to their campuses.
St. John the Baptist Parish school officials had hoped to have the two campuses, which were flooded during Hurricane Isaac, ready for... more »
September 18, 2012 11:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Corp. says its estimated damages from Hurricane Isaac range from $400 million to $500 million, and the storm is expected to reduce the utility's third-quarter revenue. In a news release on Tuesday, Entergy said it will pursue all reasonable avenues to recover storm costs, including using... more »
September 14, 2012 10:13 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A chemical storage facility southeast of New Orleans that flooded during Hurricane Isaac reported to state officials that no more than about 38,700 gallons of chemicals leaked from two tanks damaged by storm surge and that an underdetermined amount of chemicals flowed off the facility's grounds. The... more »
September 13, 2012 4:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - State officials are investigating how many chemicals leaked from storage tanks at a facility flooded by Hurricane Isaac with about 7 feet of water. Isaac's surge damaged the Stolthaven Braithwaite LLC chemical storage and transfer facility next to the Mississippi River in Braithwaite, a Plaquemines Parish community... more »
September 12, 2012 4:10 PM
HEAD OF ISLAND- Alligator hunters say Hurricane Isaac caused several problems as the season gets underway.
Livingston waterways were closed until this week, high water levels have pushed alligators into uncommon areas, and recent cool weather means the reptiles move around less.
Gator hunter Kenny Watts said there... more »
September 12, 2012 7:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - State officials say hours have been extended in Orleans and Jefferson parishes for residents seeking disaster food assistance following Hurricane Isaac.
Suzy Sonnier, secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, says both UNO's Lakefront Arena in Orleans Parish and the Alario Center in Jefferson... more »
September 11, 2012 11:09 AM
NEW ORLEANS- LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry says good weather over the next several weeks could do a lot to reduce a preliminary estimate of $100 million in crop damage from Hurricane Isaac. He says the preliminary figure is less than damage from last year's drought. Some farmers lost all... more »
September 11, 2012 9:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Many residents in south Louisiana continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon stopped by 2une In with information on what to if you have hurricane damage such as flooding and how to file a claim.
For more information contact... more »
September 11, 2012 8:58 AM
AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish crews are cleaning up debris from Hurricane Isaac in the southern end of the parish.
Parish President Gordon Burgess says the task of eliminating all the waste should be completed in several weeks.
Burgess says some home and camp owners decided to throw damaged... more »
September 7, 2012 6:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - FEMA has added Iberville and St. Mary parishes to the list of Louisiana parishes approved for individual assistance grants after Hurricane Isaac. State emergency officials announced the addition Friday. Eighteen parishes are now included in the program that allows residents and business owners to apply for grants... more »
September 7, 2012 11:35 AM
SATSUMA - People who need help with disaster assistance in Livingston Parish can visit a new FEMA center which opened this morning.
The center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the shopping center just north of the I-12 Satsuma exit. After Saturday, the center will stay... more »
September 7, 2012 11:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well.
FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
September 7, 2012 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Assessment teams from FEMA are in East Baton Rouge and St. Martin parishes today, looking at damage to see if it qualifies the parish for inidividual federal aid.
The teams will survey conditions and damage left behind from Hurricane Isaac, according to FEMA, and present a... more »
September 7, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Seafood industry leaders are assessing the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Ewell Smith, director of the state's seafood promotion board, says fishing communities such as Delacroix, Hopedale and Lafitte suffered damage in the storm. Smith said figures on how the storm affected the industry were being compiled Friday.... more »
September 7, 2012 9:05 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Weather forecasters are reducing the likelihood that a tropical weather system will develop from a remnant of Hurricane Isaac that drifted south and into the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Weather Service on Friday reduced the probability of development to 20 percent. It had been 40... more »
September 6, 2012 3:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Corp. says fewer than 10,000 people in Louisiana still had power outages as of Thursday afternoon. Entergy customers made up more than 700,000 of the more than 900,000 who lost power after Isaac hit the state last week. The corporation said Thursday on its website that... more »
September 6, 2012 2:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - FEMA approved five more south Louisiana parishes for individual assistance today in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, according to state emergency officials.
Residents in Assumption, St. Helena, St. James, Terrebonne and Washington parishes are now eligible for federal assistance to cover uninsured damages from the stormor... more »
September 5, 2012 4:21 PM
GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders announced storm debris pickup after Hurricane Isaac would start on Monday.
Parish engineers asked that people put out "vegetative debris" in front of their homes for pick up first, and put other debris in a separate pile to be picked up later. Debris piles... more »
September 5, 2012 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - BP says Hurricane Isaac's scouring waves exposed deposits of buried tar on the Louisiana coast that were left over from its massive oil spill in 2010. Louisiana officials closed a stretch of beach near Fourchon on Tuesday after scouts said they found large tar mats. BP acknowledged... more »
September 4, 2012 6:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - WBRZ is looking for the stories of heroism as our community faced Hurricane Isaac.
We want to feature the good Samaritans who came to rescue members of our community. Tell us who helped you and your family, what they did- and tell them how thankful you... more »
September 4, 2012 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say thousands of flood insurance claims are being filed in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, a slow-moving storm that brought drenching rain and tropical-storm force winds to parishes that don't typically experience flooding. Commissioner of Insurance James Donelon said Tuesday only 31 percent of Louisiana residents... more »
September 4, 2012 11:15 AM
ABITA SPRINGS - A man died after being electrocuted in the Abita Springs area, according to Sgt. Sean Beavers with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
It happened Saturday morning at a home in the 20000 block of Lowe Davis Road.
Deputies say a 67-year-old man, who was... more »
September 4, 2012 10:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Because of Hurricane Isaac, people on what used to be the food stamp program may use their cards to buy ready-to-eat hot foods during September. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services says it got a federal waiver because many people had to evacuate and continuing... more »
September 3, 2012 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Utility companies have restored power to most Louisiana residents, six days after Hurricane Isaac struck the state. The Public Service Commission reported Monday that 105,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity - about 5 percent of the customers statewide. After the storm came ashore, more than 900,000... more »
September 3, 2012 4:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Ferry operations in St. John the Baptist Parish have resumed. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the Edgard/Reserve ferry reopened Monday across the Mississippi River in the parish that had severe flooding in some areas from Hurricane Isaac. Operating hours are 5 a.m. to 9... more »
September 3, 2012 12:48 PM
LIVINGSTON - Residents in lower portions of Livingston Parish continued to fight flooding after Hurricane Isaac today, while emergency officials asked for donations to help them out.
Residents helped neighbors and family get themselves and as much as they could out of homes and buildings full of standing water.... more »
September 3, 2012 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Crews began collecting storm debris today from Hurricane Isaac's passage near East Baton Rouge Parish.
City-parish workers said collection would start in the 70815 and 70805 ZIP codes today.
People should remember to keep woody debris like limbs and branches separate from other storm debris.... more »
September 3, 2012 10:29 AM
NEW ORLEANS - People living in Louisiana parishes or Mississippi counties approved for individual aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and who have lost work because of the storm are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. In Louisiana, the parishes are Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St.... more »
September 3, 2012 10:15 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Xavier University will resume normal operations Tuesday after Hurricane Isaac forced it to close for a week. The school said in a statement released Monday morning that power had been restored across the campus and maintenance crews continued to work to get the campus ready for students,... more »
August 31, 2012 6:11 PM
JEAN LAFITTE - Mitt Romney says he went to Louisiana today to learn, and to draw attention to the plight of residents who've been flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Isaac. On his first trip after the Republican National Convention, Romney met along a highway with Louisiana Gov. Bobby... more »
August 31, 2012 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says people in five Louisiana parishes can apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and to cover uninsured property losses from Hurricane Isaac. FEMA says the major disaster declaration for Louisiana was amended Friday to allow individual aid in Jefferson,... more »
August 31, 2012 5:39 PM
WAVELAND, Miss. - A second person has died in Mississippi as a result of Hurricane Isaac. Century Hairston Funeral Home says Lillie M. Randle, a 62-year-old resident of Lexington, Miss., was killed just after 9 a.m. Thursday when a tree fell on her car. The funeral home says Randle was... more »
August 31, 2012 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU announced they had to close several parking lots because of rain and other issues from Hurricane Isaac.
The grass lots G and O are both closed because they're waterlogged, while Lot L is closed because it's being used by a special needs shelter set up... more »
August 31, 2012 12:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has arrived in Louisiana to survey damage from the storm Isaac. Friday's trip was his first stop after closing the Republican National Convention in Florida a night earlier. The former Massachusetts governor was expected to visit an emergency command center in Lafitte,... more »
August 31, 2012 11:31 AM
GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Unified Command has issued a voluntary evacuation order for parts of St. Amant, Acy and Sorrento because of anticipated rising waters from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac.
Officials said the voluntary evacuation area is south of La. 934 (Gold Place Road), east of... more »
August 31, 2012 10:43 AM
ASSUMPTION PARISH- Sugarcane farmers are assessing their crop after Hurricane Isaac hit south Louisiana.
The storm knocked down a majority of the sugarcane crops, but things are better than they seem.
News 2's Adrian Pittman talks to a farmer about their crop tonight on News 2 at 6. more »
August 31, 2012 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - State police report on highway condition in southeast Louisiana as of 10:30 a.m. Friday: Interstate 10 closed from Gramercy (exit 187) to I-310, both directions. Interstate 55 is now fully open, but exits between I-10 (LaPlace) and I-12 (Hammond) are closed. U.S. Highway 61 is now open... more »
August 31, 2012 8:56 AM
LAKELAND, Fla. - Both President Barak Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced plans today to tour damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac.
Romney scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Romney is scrapping an appearance in... more »
August 30, 2012 7:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Flooding, road conditions and power outages in the wake of Isaac led officials to keep state offices in 13 parishes closed Friday.
Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced state offices would be closed in the following parishes:
... more »
August 30, 2012 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU officials have confirmed that the No. 3 Tigers will play their opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, marking a victory of sorts for the Baton Rouge area after it was struck by tropical weather from Isaac. University officials say Thursday afternoon's final... more »
August 30, 2012 4:28 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Seven years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers was desperately trying to plug breaches in the city's broken and busted levee system. Since those catastrophic days, the Army Corps has worked at breakneck speed to install new floodgates, pumps, floodwalls and levees across New Orleans. The work... more »
August 30, 2012 3:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - More than 40 percent of Louisiana is without power because of Hurricane Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical depression. The Public Service Commission says 871,000 homes and businesses around the state - about 41 percent of all customers - are without power. Nearly all customers were without... more »
August 30, 2012 3:21 PM
BRAITHWAITE - Crews are breaching a levee stressed by Isaac's floodwaters in southeast Louisiana's hard-hit Plaquemines Parish. At the same time, water at a dam farther north in Mississippi was released in an effort to prevent flooding there. Officials hope the Thursday breach in Plaquemines Parish will relieve pressure on... more »
August 30, 2012 12:46 PM
Isaac is still a tropical storm as it moves away from Baton Rouge, or 50 miles south of Monroe, LA with winds around 40 mph, pressure up to 989 mb. It is moving to the NNW at 9 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect until further notice for... more »