Severe weather

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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 25, 2019 - 7:03 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says a deadly tornado struck early today. "A tornado in Ruston this morning that has killed two people," he said in Twitter. "Our prayers are with the people of Ruston today." The teams @GOHSEP , @LAStatePolice and @LANationalGuard are assisting local responders...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 25, 2019 - 6:37 am
Nasty weather is raking across Louisiana and could cause trouble in the New Orleans area. "Some storms will move through ahead of a squall line across the Northshore to Baton Rouge," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum explained. "They will spread south into metro New Orleans around midday." Click...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
The New Orleans area is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Afternoon and early evening is when we can expect the severe weather to start affecting the New Orleans area, according to WWL-TV local weather expert Dave Nussbaum. "The timing of the line, kind of coming in toward the Hammond area,...
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