Mississippi River

Chris Miller
March 24, 2019 - 8:01 pm
A man attending the Buku Music + Art project on the New Orleans riverfront had to be rescued from the Mississippi River, The New Orleans Advocate reports. According to The Advocate, firefighters say the man climbed a chain link fence during the festival held near Mardi Gras World on the east bank,...
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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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Chris Miller
March 19, 2019 - 5:19 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a tug boat that capsized in the river last night. The vessel Seattle Slew began taking on water and capsized about 55 miles from the mouth of the river. Two crewmembers were rescued after jumping ship, but the captain remained on...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 19, 2019 - 6:18 am
Crews say a tug boat sank in the Mississippi River. "The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water after a towing vessel capsized at mile marker 55 on the lower Mississippi River north of Point A La Hache, Louisiana, Monday," the Guard said in a news release. "Coast Guard Sector New...
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Chris Miller
March 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began closing bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. "Based on current conditions on the Mississippi River we will be closing approximately 10 bays today at the Bonnet Carre Spillway," the Corps posted today on its Facebook page. The Corps began opening the...
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March 08, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The possibility of flooding along the Mississippi River has delayed reconstruction work on New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street. The city said in a news release Thursday night that work will not resume as scheduled now that Mardi Gras celebrations are over. Contractors had stopped...
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Chris Miller
March 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
A scary moment on the riverfront in downtown New Orleans when the Coast Guard ship bringing the king and queen of the Zulu parade to Woldenberg Park slammed into part of the pier at the Canal St. ferry landing. Video shows Coast Guard vessel carrying King and Queen of Zulu slam into dock while...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:51 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state agency is issuing an emergency rule affecting levees in Louisiana's coastal area so local jurisdictions can control activity due to dangerous flood conditions on the Mississippi River and other waterways. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board says...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 27, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Police are not letting any traffic on the Huey P. Long Bridge in either direction across the Mississippi River after a ship hit the structure. Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts tweeted the news: IMPORTANT From the JP 911 CENTER COAST GUARD CALLED TO ADVISE OF A VESSEL STRIKING THE HUEY P...
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Chris Miller
February 27, 2019 - 11:47 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway to stop the rising water levels on the Mississippi River as it heads towards New Orleans. Col. Mike Clancy with the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District says a tremendous amount of rain has fallen upstream. "Since...
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