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Don Ames
July 14, 2019 - 11:25 am
The National Weather Service now says rivers on the Northshore are expected to crest below or at flood stage. The new forecasts are drastically different than previous predictions that expected major flooding along the Tchefuncte, Bogue Falaya and Bogue Chitto rivers. The National Weather Service...
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Don Ames
July 14, 2019 - 9:22 am
The Terrebonne Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced Sunday morning that the mandatory evacuation notice for Lower Dularge below Falgout Canal has been lifted. While the levees in that location were overtopped yesterday, prompting the evacuation notice, they held and no...
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Don Ames
July 13, 2019 - 8:45 am
Officials in Plaquemines Parish have notified an emergency contractor of levee overtoppings in the Myrtle Grove and Pointe Celeste areas. The levees that are involved are back levees in those areas, not levees on the Missisippi River. "It's a back levee in Myrtle Grove that potentially always has a...
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Don Ames
July 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Louisiana has begun opening shelters across the state to provide residents refuge from the effects of Barry. Marketa Garner Walters, with the Department of Children and Family Services, says you can keep track of different shelter locations by watching your local news and listening to parish state...
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Don Ames
July 12, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Louisiana John Bel Edwards reiterated todau that what is now Tropical Storm Barry will make landfall, as a hurricane, Saturday morning along the Louisiana central coast near Morgan City Edwards thanked President Trump for responding to the governor's request for a federal disaster declaration The...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 10:05 pm
President Donald Trump has declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and has ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Barry beginning on July 10, and continuing until further notice...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 8:48 pm
As directed by Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana National Guard, has been authorized to activate up to 3,000 Soldiers and Airmen ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. Full-time Guardsmen are not included in the activation. “The Louisiana National Guard is taking a proactive and aggressive approach...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 7:51 pm
With Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday along the Louisiana coast, Governor Edwards has asked the Trump administration for a federal declaration of emergency. The governor sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday, asking that Louisiana receive...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 7:35 pm
With a Tropical Storm Warning now having been issued for the metro area, New Orleans city officials have issued detailed storm preparations for residents. The storm is expected to impact the New Orleans area as early as Friday morning and through Sunday. Information deemed necessary for citizens is...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a news conference Thursday morning to appraise citizens of the city's preparations as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana. The mayor said New Orleans is under a Tropical Storm Watch. "There has been a shift eastward, and this means that there would be a...
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