Flooding

December 12, 2017 - 7:47 am
(AP) -- Northshore officials say construction will begin in early January on a retention pond expected to reduce storm flooding by holding nearly 91 million gallons of water. St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister said in a news release that the French Branch Pond in Slidell should be finished by...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
November 17, 2017 - 7:08 pm
I suppose any commentary about the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board should be begin with a blanket apology for the inevitable puns that will naturally occur. Let’s face it; we’re talking about a system of pipes, buried underground, that convey substances that make Andy’s crawl to freedom in the...
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Scoot
September 08, 2017 - 11:51 am
Predictions of the end of the world have occurred throughout history, and each time the prediction was proven to be wrong. Some have been so bold that after their prediction of the end of the world did not come true they simply revised their prediction with an explanation of why it didn’t happen...
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Scoot
August 30, 2017 - 12:54 pm
An ABC News reporter covering a story on the ground in flood ravaged Houston was bashed on social media for this now deleted tweet: “#Breaking We’re witnessing looting right now at a large supermarket in the NE part of Houston & police have just discovered a body nearby.” Why the criticism? The...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 28, 2017 - 10:46 am
Now-Tropical Storm Harvey has dumped a large amount of rain over Texas, and Houston has been hit unbelievably hard. We all saw images over the weekend of the catastrophic flooding going on in Houston. Many Louisianians relocated to Houston - some temporarily, some permanently - after Hurricane...
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Scoot
August 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
Tuesday, August 29, is the 12th anniversary of the nightmare named “Katrina. With the threat of flooding in the New Orleans area still a real possibility, we have been fortunate enough to escape serious flooding, while a major city directly west of New Orleans is literally underwater. Houston has a...
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Scoot
August 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
Scoot: Will New Orleans protests remain peaceful? Two protests are scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans. The motives behind each protest are different, but both protests will be fueled by great emotion and passion. So, what does this mean for the city of New Orleans and those who will gather to...
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