Flooding

Jack Harris
Auto repair shops are bracing for an onslaught of water logged car repairs today as they open for business after yesterday's street flooding. The Mother's Day Deluge has many people cleaning up from flood waters that got into some homes and businesses too. "We had four to five inches of rain," WWL...
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getty
May 12, 2019 - 12:38 pm
Ruby Slipper #NewOrleans family: our Canal and Decatur locations are closed today due to flooding ☹️ #NOLA #RubySlipper pic.twitter.com/j1XbEjj7Cv — Ruby Slipper Cafe (@RubySlipperCafe) May 12, 2019 The scene in Mid-City from early this morning as storms moved through the New Orleans area, causing...
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Thomas Perumean
May 12, 2019 - 11:54 am
Five am Sunday morning was the moment of criticality for the streets of New Orleans. Rainfall totals beyond two-inches-an-hour were outstipping pump capacity and major intersections across the downtown were filling up with water. At the intersection of Poydras and South Claiborne, traffic coming...
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Chris Miller
Thomas Perumean
May 12, 2019 - 10:00 am
Station Seven, the Sewage and Water Board's City Park-area pumping station with the responsibility of pumping out water for the mid-city, lost power this morning just as a fierce morning rain storm was at its height. This particular pump receives electrical power from Entegy, according to an...
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NWS
Thomas Perumean
May 12, 2019 - 8:31 am
Washington Parish, Louisiana and Pearl River County, Mississippi have a lot in common. In the last few days nothing brought these two municipalities together like pounding they took from two significant storm systems. WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin described the extent of the flooding: "...
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David Blake
March 21, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Flooding in the Midwest has many concerned about how those draining flood waters could impact the already very high Mississippi River levels. Waters from the Missouri River basin do have to pass through heading on down to the Gulf of Mexico. National Weather Service meteorologist Danielle Manning...
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December 28, 2018 - 4:31 pm
Rising water on the Tchefuncte River has prompted an emergency declaration in St. Tammany Parish. "Residents in neighborhoods along both sides of the Tchefuncte River, particularly in low-lying areas that have seen flood waters in the past, should be aware of the possibility of flooding, and those...
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Jim Hanzo
December 28, 2018 - 6:55 am
St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran reports at least 18 homes have been flooded in the areas near Destrehan, Norco and Montz. Rain has been recorded in some areas, as much as 8 inches of rain from the heavy downpour overnight. Crews have been on the scene addressing the flooding and damage...
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David Blake
October 09, 2018 - 2:57 pm
A cold front is giving South Louisiana protection from Hurricane Michael although, local authorities are keeping a close watch on tidal surge which is already raising water levels in several areas. On the Northshore, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister promises patrols to watch for any high...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 29, 2018 - 2:51 pm
One of my favorite quotes is “it’s not what you achieve in life…it’s what you overcome.” I’ve never seen that personified more than I did after talking to Charles Heisser this morning. On the thirteenth anniversary of Katrina, I thought it would be interesting to follow one couple’s odyssey through...
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