Flooding

July 31, 2018 - 2:16 pm
(WWL.com) The US Senate has voted to extend the National Flood Insurance program for the next four months. It was set to expire at 11:59 tonight. Louisiana’s Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy says the goal is to put long-term reforms into place, so the program is affordable and sustainable
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Newell Normand
May 26, 2018 - 3:29 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell stopped by the studio to spend an hour with Newell Normand. They drilled down on lots of key issues: What's the plan to get new leadership in the Sewerage and Water Board and instill public confidence in the organization? Two weeks into your term, have there been...
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David Blake
May 22, 2018 - 12:42 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called a news conference today to update the public on the city's responsiveness and public safety preparedness for weather events. ''So if you care about New Orleans, like I know that we all do, you need to care about storm water and drainage, we will never pump...
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called a news conference to update the public on the city's responsiveness and public safety preparedness for weather events. Click play below and turn up the volume control to watch it live: Joining the mayor are the following. Collin Arnold, Director of Homeland...
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David Blake
May 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Officials at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans say they have completely reviewed the data from Friday's flooding in New Orleans, and say Mother Nature is mostly to blame for what happened. How was the pumping during Friday's heavy rain? Operations Manager Joe Sensebe says with 115 out 120...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for much of Southeast Louisiana as heavy rains flood some streets. "In effect along the line from around Houma to around Poplarville, including New Orleans and Slidell. Street flooding already being reported," the Weather Service said in...
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Jim Hanzo
April 13, 2018 - 4:54 pm
With a 100 percent chance of rain and the possibility of tornadoes, hail and possible wind damage, officials are taking precautions. NOPD Police Chief Michael Harrison is advising the public to be aware of the inclimate weather that is expected . "If you do not have to be out during the heavy...
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