February 27, 2014 11:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- Soon, a part of Old South Baton Rouge will be turned into the center of research to deal with issues about sustaining the coastline, a vital part of hurricane protection.
But, other researchers said they have an idea about a way to cut a hurricane's power and... more »
February 11, 2014 9:18 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for areas northwest of Baton Rouge, including Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County in Mississippi.
Into Tuesday night, thunderstorms moved across the region as temperatures dipped into the thirties.
The rain is... more »
February 4, 2014 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Heavy downpours moving through East Baton Rouge Parish are affecting some people's drive home, and knocked out power to thousands.
The Department of Transportation and Development said at 5:40 p.m. that high water was blocking the right and center lanes of I-110 South at Capitol Access.... more »
January 31, 2014 11:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- There will be lane closures on the I-10 Mississippi bridge this weekend so crews can fix damages left from the winter storm earlier this week.
Raised pavement markers will be replaced Saturday and Sunday. Work is estimated to take place in both directions from 11 a.m. until... more »
January 31, 2014 11:25 PM
CENTRAL- Crews worked to clean highways of sand, spread to make roads safer after the ice event this week.
Now, police said they were worried the sand was causing wrecks after the fact. The sand, while it helped in frozen conditions, is slick when the streets are dry and... more »
January 30, 2014 5:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Workers who depend on tips for day-to-day expenses say the icy weather left them out in the cold after shutting down roads and closing businesses.
Freddie Taylor, owner of Poor Boy Lloyd's downtown, said the deep freeze hurt his restaurant's numbers this week.
"It shut... more »
November 30, 2013 1:02 PM
MIAMI (AP) - Today marks the official end of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This season saw a total of 13 named storms, two of them hurricanes. Forecasters had predicted a busy year, but 2013 saw the fewest hurricanes in a single year since 1982. Just one storm - Tropical... more »
October 31, 2013 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- The rain did not scare people away from Halloween festivities in the area.
Thunderstorms drenched streets and weather warnings spooked people before the witching hour approached.
Some communities changed trick-or-treat times ahead of the weather, but most stuck with the plan for Thursday.
Better weather... more »
October 7, 2013 11:32 AM
LEEVILLE - Toll collections on La. 1 start near Leeville again today at noon.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development had suspended the tolls due to evacuations of Grand Isle caused by Tropical Storm Karen.
More information can be found on DOTD's website . more »
October 6, 2013 5:19 PM
PASCAGOULA - Pascagoula police say driving rain swamped about a dozen city streets as remnants of Tropical Storm Karen passed by. Lt. Vernon Smith says streets flooded on Sunday included U.S. 90 and Market Street. He says officers barricaded Market Street after the wake from traffic flooded a sandwich shop.... more »
October 6, 2013 11:17 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Carnival Cruise Lines says two cruise ships delayed by the storm system Karen should get to New Orleans within 30 minutes of each other Sunday - a day earlier than previously expected. The storm, which dissipated Sunday, delayed arrival by a day for the Carnival Elation and... more »
October 6, 2013 10:01 AM
BATON ROUGE- Sunday morning, what was left of Karen finally fell apart. Karen has dissipated, according to meteorologists who have spent the last 48 hours closely watching the pesky storm.
Satellite imagery indicated that the center was no longer well defined.
What is left of the storm still... more »
October 5, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- The threat of a hurricane or tropical storm ended late Saturday night when meteorologists downgraded Karen to a depression.
What is left of the storm is expected to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday morning and eventually near Alabama Sunday night or Monday.
Winds are about 35... more »
October 5, 2013 11:57 AM
GONZALES - A tropical storm watch remains in effect for some south Louisiana parishes, even though Karen continues to deteriorate.
Winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts to 40mph. While there is concern coastal areas could be flooded with up to three feet of... more »
October 5, 2013 11:36 AM
BELLE CHASSE, LA - With Tropical Storm Karen dying down, Plaquemines Parish has downgraded their evacuation orders from mandatory to voluntary.
The mandatory evacuation was put in place for only some parts of the parish.
Officials recommend visitng www.plaqueminesparish.com to stay up-to-date with Tropical Storm Karen.
UPDATE:... more »
October 4, 2013 10:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- The capital region can expect even less of an issue from Tropical Storm Karen, which weakened in the last weather update issued Friday.
Sustained winds decreased to 45 mph meteorologists said just before 10 p.m. It was moving north-northwest at 7 mph. It is expected to weaken... more »
October 4, 2013 9:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Gulf Coast is tracking Tropical Storm Karen, as the rain and wind draw near.
Governor Jindal issued a state of emergency for Louisiana Friday, and authorities in Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation order for the eastbank, along with a 24-hour curfew.
Entergy and... more »
October 4, 2013 12:16 PM
BELLE CHASSE - Authorities in Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory 24-hour curfew Friday night for the eastbank of the parish.
Parish officials issued a mandatory evacuation order earlier in the day for the eastbank. A voluntary evacuation is being called for the westbank of the parish from Ironton to... more »
October 3, 2013 10:16 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - People here are remembering the flooding they've recently experienced during Isaac and heavy January rains as Tropical Storm Karen makes a move toward the Gulf Coast.
"If we have that, we're going to have flooding," said Marilyn Exnicious. "We need to make precautions for it and... more »
October 3, 2013 6:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the Gulf Coast, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is gearing up for any situation.
The emergency operations center isn't too busy right now, but it can be filled with crews of responders in a matter of seconds.... more »
October 3, 2013 2:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's National Guard says Gov. Bobby Jindal has authorized mobilization of 650 guardsmen as Tropical Storm Karen swirls in the Gulf. Thursday's Guard news release also says 520 Louisiana National Guard technicians are being recalled from furlough to deal with the storm.
Meanwhile, utility company Entergy... more »
October 3, 2013 2:01 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is recalling some furloughed workers to help prepare for Tropical Storm Karen.
President Barack Obama is being updated about the storm, as the president is directing his team to ensure staffing and resources are available to respond to... more »
October 3, 2013 11:25 AM
BELLE CHASSE - Plaquemines Parish is getting ready for Tropical Storm Karen as it moves north in the Gulf of Mexico. Parish President Billy Nungesser says residents are being asked to clear drainage basins and secure garbage cans and other loose items. Pump stations in Plaquemines are operational and crews... more »
September 12, 2013 4:33 PM
MIAMI - Hurricane Humberto is likely to begin weakening soon far out over the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds Thursday evening near 85 mph, with weakening forecast over the next two days. Humberto is centered about 595 miles northwest of the... more »
August 25, 2013 4:45 PM
MIAMI - A new tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that tropical depression No. 6 was located about 50 miles northeast of the Mexican state of Veracruz with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving west... more »
August 16, 2013 3:11 PM
MIAMI - Erin has weakened to a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic and poses no threat to land. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday were 35 mph (55 kph), with higher gusts. Erin is centered about 540 miles (870 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands and is... more »
July 17, 2013 4:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - The governing board for Louisiana's property insurer of last resort wants to boost its bank line of credit, to give the company enough wiggle room to cover costs in case of a storm. The Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved a proposal Wednesday to increase its line... more »
June 17, 2013 11:05 AM
MIAMI - A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the Atlantic season's second tropical depression formed Monday.... more »
June 5, 2013 5:14 PM
MIAMI - Forecasters say the first named storm of Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico. A news release from the National Hurricane Center in Miami says a reconnaissance aircraft spotted a well-defined area of circulation over the central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon.... more »
June 2, 2013 3:25 PM
EL RENO, Okla. - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area. Jim Samaras said Sunday that his brother Tim Samaras was killed. Tim Samaras' son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young, also died. The men... more »
May 31, 2013 11:09 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY- Authorities said a mother and a child were killed when tornadoes slammed this part of Oklahoma again Friday.
State Highway Patrol found the bodies near a vehicle along I-40 west of the city. Tornadoes hit the city and suburbs, crumbling cars and tossing tractor-trailers during the evening... more »
May 24, 2013 10:37 AM
MIAMI - During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. This season, forecasters hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the... more »
May 23, 2013 2:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - This weekend is Louisiana's annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
Starting Saturday and ending this Sunday, you won't have to pay the 4 percent state sales tax on certain items.
Since hurricane season doesn't officially start until June, it gives you a chance to stock... more »
May 23, 2013 8:16 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - A band of thunderstorms is battering the Oklahoma City area and slowing cleanup operations in the southern suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes earlier this week.
The National Weather Service said Thursday that the storms are producing hail, heavy rain... more »
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 »
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 »