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  • Power failure at wastewater plant forced flood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday's deluge turned out to be a test for the city-parish's $1.5 billion sewer project. The storms knocked out power to the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Gardere area and left some people nearby in feet of water, forcing them to sludge through the mess.... more »
  • Pierre Part cleans up check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Storm snaps trees, knocks out power in West Feliciana check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Power outages remain widespread following Monday storms check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Friday afternoon storms wreak havoc in Bayou Pigeon

    April 24, 2015 7:38 PM

    BAYOU PIGEON - Strong storms damaged a trailer park in Iberville Parish Friday evening, according to authorities. Sheriff Brett Stassi said several trailers at the park in Bayou Pigeon were damaged, and one unoccupied trailer was blown over. Three of the trailers had roof damage. "It was like... more »
  • Tornado has residents cleaning up on Chrismas Eve check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2014 3:47 PM

    AMITE - People near Amite spent Christmas Eve cleaning up storm damage after a tornado tore through their community Tuesday evening. Most of the damage happened near the intersection of La. 16 and La. 1064, just east of the Tangipahoa River. Homeowner Carol Morrow saw the aftermath of the... more »
  • Severe hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane, Australia

    November 27, 2014 10:57 AM

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Golf-ball-sized hail has smashed windows, strong winds have flipped aircraft, and about 82,000 customers were left without power after a super cell swept across south-east Queensland. Brisbane, Australia, was slammed on Thursday by a severe storm that brought golf-ball sized hail and high winds to the... 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 »
  • Storms knock out power, take down trees in South

    October 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines, closed schools and caused scattered power outages across several Southern states, but few injuries have been reported. Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained... more »
  • Storm debris still lingers, forces lane closures

    April 7, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expect traffic delays on Florida Boulevard between Sherwood Forest Blvd. and Little John Drive due to closures related to last night's bad weather. There are downed power lines and roof debris, so the outside, eastbound lane is closed. The service road on the south side of Florida... more »
  • Deadline looms for Isaac flood insurance claims

    April 17, 2013 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A deadline is approaching for Louisiana policyholders to file flood insurance claims over damage from Hurricane Isaac last year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says most policyholders with the National Flood Insurance Program have until April 22 to complete their proof-of-loss claims. FEMA says the... more »
  • Extension to file Hurricane Isaac claims

    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 »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping after Miss. storm

    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 »
  • Bryant: Timing, sirens saved lives in Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 12:14 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Gov. Phil Bryant said more than 60 people in Mississippi were hurt in storms this weekend, but no one was killed due to ample tornado warnings. Bryant said Monday that sirens in Hattiesburg gave people as much as 30 minutes of warning that a twister was... more »
  • Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

    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 »
  • Deadline extended for Isaac claims

    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 »
  • Storm damage reported across the area

    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 »
  • People who endured Sandy are now recovering from new storm

    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 »
  • Obama to view storm damage in New Jersey

    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 »
  • Faith Academy opens with storm damage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2012 10:19 PM

    GONZALES - Hurricane Isaac ruined parts of Faith Academy in Gonzales. And now, the school's rushing to rebuild with classes starting Tuesday. Isaac blew the roof off the school when it passed through the area, exposing about 8,000 to 10,000 square feet of the building to the wind and... more »
  • Romney arrives in Louisiana for storm visit

    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 »
  • Obama, Romney both to visit storm-damaged Louisiana

    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 »
  • FEMA kicks in for storm damage at Criminal Court

    May 22, 2012 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has come up with $103,000 to help replace contents of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court damaged during Hurricane Katrina. Following the 2005 storm, the basement of the courthouse flooded, destroying the contents of court offices, including the Judicial Administration Office which... more »
  • National Weather Service: Prairieville storm confirmed a tornado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 21, 2012 4:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed Wednesday that the damage incurred on homes in Prairieville were caused by a tornado. The NWS has not finalized the strength of the tornado but has said that it is won't be classified as anything less than an EF1.... more »
  • I-10 back open after power lines came down on highway

    June 6, 2011 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Downed power lines shut down I-10 in both directions for several hours this afternoon at the Picardy exit in Baton Rouge. The lines came down after a severe thunderstorm with hail moved through the area this afternoon, also knocking out power to more than 5,000 people... more »
  • Tornado causes damage in St. Tammany Parish

    May 27, 2011 4:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An EF-3 tornado touched down on the North Shore in the town of Bush as severe thunderstorms moved across the area. St. Tammany Parish Director of Emergency Preparedness Dexter Accardo says at least five people suffered minor injuries and one person was taken to the hospital. ... more »
  • Firefighters leave Baton Rouge for Alabama

    May 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rescuers sifting through the rubble in Alabama will get help from 150 volunteers from Louisiana who made the trip to the storm-ravaged area today. Among the volunteers are 25 firefighters that are part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said... more »
  • Severe storms damage homes and businesses

    April 5, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Severe storms uprooted trees and downed power lines across the News 2 viewing area Monday night, leaving a lot of damage to clean up today. In a neighborhood near College Drive and South Foster some residents compared the fallout to Hurricane Gustav. "Within a matter of... more »
  • Northeast Louisiana storm damage

    April 24, 2010 1:49 PM

    Louisiana State Police say there's a possible nitrogen leak from storm damage to a tank at a chemical plant near Tallulah. Sgt. James Martin says plant officials don't know of any chemicals leaking from the Complex Chemicals plant itself. He says he does not know the extent of... more »

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