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  • 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 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 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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