Weather

Less rain and clouds means more heat today through Sunday. "Get ready for a hot, humid and mainly dry weekend," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecast. "An upper-level area of high pressure will build over the area starting today and it will stay over us through the weekend." High temperatures...
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While we have been feeling summer heat for a couple of months already, summer officially begins today. "It will stay hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s, and it will feel like the lower 100s," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. Today is the summer solstice, when we see the most...
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Summer officially arrives tomorrow morning, but it sure feels like it already. "We will return to more typical summer-like weather today across Southeast Louisiana," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. "As the area of low pressure continues to move inland over South Texas, we will have...
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Chris Miller
June 14, 2018 - 11:12 am
A surface trough over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is spreading disorganized rain showers around the peninsula and Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center gives it only a ten percent chance of development over the next five days. "This activity is expected to move west-northwestward across the...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were introduced in Congress in an attempt to establish a new standard for counting deaths after a natural disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 12, 2018 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting...
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June 08, 2018 - 7:00 pm
(WWL.com) - US Congressman Garret Graves says they’re one step closer to a massive reform of the way the feds handle flooding and hurricane protection projects. The 2018 Water Resources and Development Act would allow local governments to take over funds for the execution of protection projects...
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June 02, 2018 - 12:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards has created a Council on Watershed Management, aiming to adopt regional approaches to flood mitigation and drainage planning around Louisiana. The council was created with an executive order Tuesday. The Advocate reports that the governor described the...
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June 01, 2018 - 2:24 pm
(WWL.com) - Hurricane season has officially begun. The Bayou State may be relieved it has avoided tropical threat Alberto but the Spokesperson of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says now is the time to get a plan in place in case Louisiana is...
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Chris Miller
June 01, 2018 - 12:40 pm
As hurricane season begins, local leaders are getting together to coordinate regional plans and remind residents of their responsibilities. Leaders of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish met for a hurricane exercise in the Morial Convention Center. In addition to having plans to either evacuate or...
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