Grand Isle

Chris Miller
July 14, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The mandatory evacuations for low-lying areas of Jefferson Parish outside the levee system have been lifted. Residents of Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria, the town of Jean Lafitte and Grand Isle are being allowed to return. The parish recommends doing so only in a truck or SUV or other high-riding...
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Jim Hanzo
July 11, 2019 - 8:55 am
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni announced that that there will be a mandatory evacuation for parts of Jefferson. The mandatory order evacuation will be for 2 p.m. today and include Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria, and the town of Jean Lafitte, in anticipation of the storm system in the Gulf...
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Chris Miller
July 10, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle today called for a voluntary evacuation of Louisiana's only permanently inhabited barrier island. "Due to the possibility of Tropical Storm-Invest 92L passing close to Grand Isle and causing flooding because of high tide," the mayor issued the order today at 3:00 p...
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Don Ames
May 19, 2019 - 8:01 am
A U.S. Coast Guard official says the search is on to find a Louisiana man lost in the water while fishing in Grand Isle. 34-year-old Joey Guidroz of Galliano was fishing with friends on the isle around 4 p.m. when he went behind a break wall to cast his net, according to the Coast Guard. The man's...
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January 23, 2019 - 6:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says $300 million Louisiana is expected to receive over three years from offshore oil and gas drilling income will pay for long-sought coastal protection projects. The Democratic governor announced the spending plans Wednesday, saying he also intends to...
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September 27, 2018 - 10:36 am
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A plan to build an airport in a Louisiana wildlife refuge has shocked conservationists who say it could harm important bird habitat on a coastline disappearing under encroaching Gulf of Mexico waters. It is reported that scientists worried about the plan in a Wednesday report...
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Jim Hanzo
September 04, 2018 - 8:49 am
The mayor of Grand Isle, David Carmadelle is relieved that Tropical Storm Gordon is not heading for the Louisiana coast, instead expected to make landfall around the Gulfport/Biloxi area, but he told WWL's Tommy Tucker this morning that Grand Isle can still expect some erosion from the storm. "It...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 03, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Grand Isle has issued a voluntary evacuation and closed school for tomorrow. Officials say that road work on the only road on or off the island could make it difficult to evacuate later. So out of an abundance of caution, they are urging people to get off Grand Isle now, ahead of possible impact of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 03, 2018 - 11:46 am
"Grand Isle School will be closed tomorrow," according to Jefferson Parish Public School System Communications Coordinator Ted Beasley. Officials say this is due to "Tropical Storm Gordon and Grand Isle’s unique geographical circumstances." Beasley says no decision has been made for the rest of...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
GRETNA, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana judge has acquitted a former police officer on charges that he forced a man to pay for a nightclub's broken glass door under the threat of jail. New Orleans news outlets report that the verdict came Tuesday in the case of 29-year-old Cameron Westbrook. Westbrook is a...
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