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Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Senator Bill Cassidy says the feds have finally relented and will allow those who suffered damage in the 2016 floods, but received SBA loans, access to Louisiana RESTORE grant money. Cassidy says those who make below 120 percent of the area-median-income will be immediately eligible for RESTORE,...
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Jim Hanzo
June 07, 2019 - 6:57 am
Friday get back to being warm and muggy with some showers and storms developing in the morning hours. "We will have another round of showers and thunderstorms today as the upper-level low moves just north of Louisiana and the surface low sits over Northern Mississippi," said WWL-TV meteorologist...
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Rudy Stark
Riders on a bus on the LSU campus Thursday morning were shocked to see the flood waters outside suddenly rush onto the bus and race down the isle. Rudy Stark shot the video as the flooding came aboard the bus as it drove down Fraternity Row in Baton Rouge. It happened as heavy rains from tropical...
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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 1:47 pm
The severe weather has moved off to the east of the New Orleans area, and all tornado warnings have expired. The National Weather Service has also lifted the tornado watch. "The worst of it is gone," said WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "We may still see a few pop-up thunderstorms during the...
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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 1:17 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not open the Morganza Floodway this Sunday after all, and says it now does not have an expected opening date. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves tweeted the news early this afternoon. Morganza Spillway update: As of today, the Corps has announced it will NOT...
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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 11:53 am
A line of heavy thunderstorms that brought severe weather to the Baton Rouge area earlier today is making its way across the New Orleans area. "A lot of storms moving through the area right now," said WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "Watch out for some very heavy rain that could cause some...
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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 11:12 am
A video captures the moment a tornado crossed the river in St. James Parish. A driver for Rene's Industries caught the twister coming over the river and across the levee and River Rd. #Tornado captured crossing the river near Convent. Only minor damage reported so far. Video via Rene's Industries...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 06, 2019 - 10:33 am
Heavy rains and severe storms and blowing into Southeast Louisiana. Click here to track storms on interactive radar Radar detected a tornado near I-12 in Livingston. "This would be a confirmed tornado, at least by doppler radar," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. He could see debris on radar...
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Southeast Louisiana is under a flash flood watch until 7:00pm. "Heavy rain is the main story of the day with rainfall rates of 2-3" per hour possible," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "This amount of rain could lead to flash flooding and street flooding across the New Orleans area...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 05, 2019 - 10:09 pm
Flooding downpours are possible Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Thursday evening. "Deep tropical moisture moving into the area will bring several rounds of showers and thunderstorms to southeast Louisiana," forecasters in the New Orleans office wrote in...
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