Severe weather

Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 10:14 pm
Tropical Storm Barry has weakened a little more, to a maximum sustained wind speed of 50 miles per hour. The storm is slowly moving north-northwest at eight miles per hour. "A turn toward the north is expected on Sunday, and this general motion should continue through Monday," said Senior Hurricane...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 10:04 pm
Tropical Storm Barry just won't leave. That means a lot of nasty weather remains in the forecast. "The rain for the rain event is still in many places, to come," said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Edwards said it was always the rain in Tropical Storm Barry that concerned them, more than storm...
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Donna Breakfield
July 10, 2019 - 9:02 am
A tornado was spotted near the UNO campus along the New Orleans lakefront this morning amid a series of training storm cells that also have been causing widespread street flooding in the New Orleans area. The city of New Orleans issued a statement asking everyone to stay put. "Widespread street...
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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 1:47 pm
The severe weather has moved off to the east of the New Orleans area, and all tornado warnings have expired. The National Weather Service has also lifted the tornado watch. "The worst of it is gone," said WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "We may still see a few pop-up thunderstorms during the...
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Don Ames
May 19, 2019 - 8:48 am
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11:00am for all of Southeast Louisiana. A line of storms has the potential to produce severe weather. Click here for live, interactive radar to track storms... Early morning storms are expected to weaken into the late morning and...
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Chris Miller
May 11, 2019 - 5:21 pm
The National Weather Service is warning of a "moderate to high risk of excessive rainfall" in parts of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish. ⚠️RT: Life threatening flash flooding likely tonight through Sunday morning. a HIGH RISK (the highest threat level) for excessive rainfall exists...
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The state of Louisiana is under a state of emergency. "Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide emergency declaration in the wake of damage caused by the severe weather that moved across Louisiana on Wednesday," the governor's office said in a news release. Officials fear even more damage...
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Flooding is a threat through Saturday morning with rounds of heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 7:00am Saturday. Click here to track storms on live, interactive radar... "The rain will become heavier with the stronger storms this afternoon and evening as a...
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Rain is headed for Southeast Louisiana, but not until after most people head to work and school. "It is a mostly cloudy and very muggy morning across Southeast Louisiana. Temperatures are in the 70s," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. The rain is expected to move in this afternoon. "We will...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 25, 2019 - 11:01 am
After less than three hours of play, officials suspended play in the opening round of the Zurich Classic at the TPC of Louisiana on the Westbank. Officials decided to let the golfers return to the course about three and half hours later, but then more lightning was detected. With lightning having...
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