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The Scenic Rivers Program is not the cause of the unprecedented flooding experienced by Louisiana in recent years, nor is the program making it worse. Eliminating or degrading the program will not solve the state's flood problems. Dredging rivers and streams for flood control must be scientifically ...
Street flooding was reported in Fat City and on Cleary Avenue in Metairie on Saturday afternoon (April 14) as thunderstorms passed across southeast ... Parish officials said a malfunction at an Entergy Louisiana substation cut electricity to about 6,000 customers along Cleary between Airline Drive and I-10.

As more heavy rain and thunderstorms pass through the area, a flash flood watch will remain in effect in parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi until 6 a.m. Sunday (April 15), according to the National Weather Service. One more surge of showers and thunderstorms will push through the area ...
A flash flood watch has been issued for southeast Louisiana with severe weather expected to impact the area overnight and into the weekend, according to the ... The main threats with these storms will be damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, heavy rainfall with localized flooding and frequent lightning.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flood control work in the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely made floods worse in Mississippi and Louisiana, ... were part of the Mississippi River but became lakes when the river changed its path slightly — they say the river has flooded more often and poured more water ...
"It will allow us to make investments in flood risk reduction and infrastructure projects in areas of our state that were devastated by the 2016 floods, including partnering with the Army Corps of Engineers to make investments in large-scale projects such as the Comite River Diversion Canal." Graves, a Baton ...

Governor John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Garret Graves announced Thursday that the federal government has allocated an additional $1.213 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for hazard mitigation projects in parishes that were impacted by the 2016 floods. “This new ...
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West has put a 10-year, 4.75-mill property tax on the April 28 ballot, more than two years after a larger ... the system could fall out of compliance with federal law, putting 250,000 residents and 8,300 businesses at greater risk of flooding and causing flood ...
A master plan set out by the state government last year forecast a further 2,250 square miles of Louisiana could be lost over the next 50 years, forcing 27,000 buildings to be flood-proofed, elevated, or bought out. The plan sets out billions of dollars in work building protective seawalls, restoring marshland ...
BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A scheme to collect more than $150,000 in federal disaster assistance following the August 2016 floods led ... Within a month of the flood disaster, an LWC employee reviewing DUA claims noticed suspicious activity on a number of claims, with evidence that one ...
Louisiana DOTD has reported that all lanes of Highway 171 at mile marker 32 near Barnes Creek northbound and southbound is now open. UPDATE 12:45 p.m.. Highway 171 southbound at mile marker 32 is flooding. BPSO is redirecting ... Flooded roadways and very difficult to see. Everyone slow down ...
On Thursday morning, that storm system is slowly moving east and dumping heavy rain from Texas to Ohio, with flash flooding likely around Houston, Shreveport and Nashville. Nine states are under flood alerts. As the system continues east, parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi may see up to 4 inches ...
Downpours and severe thunderstorms will threaten to slow travel and hinder outdoor plans in the southeastern United States into Friday. The same system that unleashed severe weather, flooding and over a month's worth of rainfall in part of the South Central states this week will pick up speed as it ...
There have been several reports of damage across Louisiana as heavy rains and winds passed through the state on Wednesday night, March 28 and early Thursday morning, March 29. The line of storms is continuing to make its way through the state bringing winds, heavy rains, and instances of flooding ...
Up to three inches of rain fell from Texas to Missouri on Tuesday, causing flash flooding of streets. Several funnel clouds were also reported in western Texas. Flash flood warnings were issued Wednesday morning for San Antonio and Austin. A new low-pressure system developing today in southern Texas ...
Flash flooding is taking place on some streets in Ouachita Parish during the heavy rainfall. Trees have also fallen across roads and power lines in Caldwell ... Flash flood watches are in effect for much of north Louisiana through Thursday morning. According to the alert, storms along an approaching slow ...
Graves, whose district includes northern Terrebonne and Lafourche, expressed optimism that the Senate will make changes to the flood insurance proposal ... Graves said the federal government helped cause Louisiana's coastal erosion problems by building levees to control flooding along the Mississippi ...

A flood insurance reform proposal passed by the House could result in unaffordable cost increases for Louisiana homeowners, Rep. Garret Graves warns. Graves, R-Baton Rouge, expressed his concerns about the proposal to business leaders and political officials at a luncheon held on Tuesday in Gray, ...
“Areas that have recurrent [downpours] will be at risk for flash flooding, small stream flooding and potential new river flooding through Thursday,” said AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok. Those who live near small creeks or streams or in low-lying and flood-prone areas should be ...
The highest probability of flooding rainfall is in line with the National Weather Service's Flash Flood Watch which includes Western Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Vernon, Allen and Rapides Parishes on northward, where models are forecasting the likelihood of 3-8" of rain with repeated, training ...
Trump tariffs, state doctors and flood tax breaks: Louisiana politics today (March 19) ... Louisianans hit by floods in 2016 will want to dust off their old tax returns from that year to tap new deductions and cash in on hundreds of millions of federal tax relief dollars for those who saw homes, cars and other ...
About $500 million in federal taxes paid by Louisiana flood victims in 2016 is up for grabs and will head back into residents' pockets, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. That's only if all eligible Louisianans eligible take the time to file the paperwork and claim their refund checks.
However, the paper's researchers said that closer to 40.8 million people (13.3% of the US population) are currently exposed to a one-in-100 year flood. The areas of Louisiana, Arizona, and West Virginia are particularly exposed to flooding risk, the report said, but Florida is the state with the most to lose.
In 1928, the Flood Control Act authorized the building of levees to keep the Mississippi River within its banks, but in an unanticipated consequence, the levees prevented sediment-laden spring floods from replenishing the marshes. For millennia, it had been a battle between the river building land and the ...
Louisiana has been named “Most Likely to Be Flooded” by various studies, at four times the global average and at the rate of half an inch per year. ... After Katrina, Tabasco Co. put $5 million into preventing future floods from overwhelming its headquarters, constructing a 17-foot-high levee and a backup ...
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the closure of two roads because of expected high water, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Louisiana 3033 ... While water levels are expected to recede, they should remain above the 70-foot flood stage through early April. The water level ...
That's just say Duberstein funny happened in places where you've never flooded before it's happening more often and with greater severity than it ever has in the past and so. I think and we're having greater apparel slate mudslides which also caused flooding. I think what we're seeing is the need for us to ...
Program officers from Restore Louisiana, the couple said, advised them that their application was complete and they could expect a call from a damage inspector any day. That's the last step in the process before flood victims find out if they are eligible for money. But three weeks later they're still waiting on ...
When it comes to February's weather across Louisiana, we almost have a “Tale of Two States.“ February rains were near-normal to below-normal for most areas near and south of the I-10/I-12 east-west corridor. Most locations in that same area also recorded near-record to record warmth for the month.
LA governor's staffers eyeball flooding risk in Bossier, Caddo ... Representatives of the Louisiana governor's office were in Bossier, Caddo parishes Feb. ... State workers toured Shreveport's Riverview Park, one of the many venues along Red River that consistently have flooded in recent years, before ...
Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in several Louisiana parishes amid mounting concerns about river flooding. Edwards issued the emergency declaration on Monday for nine parishes: Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita and Rapides ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in several Louisiana parishes amid mounting concerns about river flooding. Edwards issued the emergency declaration on Monday for nine parishes: Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Morehouse, ...
There will also be a sizable bump coming down the Mississippi River into Louisiana well into the second week of March, with levels possibly rising ... for crest levels or dates for the Atchafalaya, levels will likely continue to rise to possible "minor" flood stages at Butte La Rose well into March...stay tuned.
These days, the main road through Jean Lafitte floods almost any time a gusty storm blows in from the south. A mere ... “He's like a big teddy bear,” said Susan H. Maclay, president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — West, which maintains levees on the west bank of the Mississippi.
Meteorologist Don Wheeler, a USA Today Network correspondent, said two to four inches of rain fell across north central and northeast Louisiana in Wednesday's system. The rainfall caused flash flooding in multiple parishes overnight. Localized areas in NELA received between three and five inches.
Storms are training over the same areas in Central and NW Louisiana. Flash flood warnings are posted. Avoid travel there until the situation improves. A few showers possible Thursday with another record high. Forecast highs are in the low to even mid 80s. Rain chances go up Friday, Sunday and Monday.
Forecasters predict minor flooding in at least some points below where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, ... Minor flood stage is 35 feet. ... So far, the flooding is not predicted to be severe, with water covering mostly woods, fields and some low-lying roads.
Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican U.S. Rep. Garret Graves said in a joint statement that the state will dedicate its $1.2 billion grant to “hazard mitigation projects” in parishes devastated by 2016 floods. Graves called the CDBG-DR appropriation “one of the largest flood protection ...
Edwards says the money will play a crucial role as the state continues to recover from deadly floods that devastated parts of southern Louisiana in 2016. Graves, a Baton Rouge Republican, told the newspaper the funding provides Louisiana considerable flexibility to decide which projects to invest in.
ELKHART, Ind. -- Shelters were open to assist people forced from their homes Thursday by flooding in Indiana and Michigan, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and ... Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and southern U.S., from Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio to Texas and Louisiana.
Lawrence County Judge John Thomison says currently only one county road is closed due to flooding. However, he is asking that residents use caution as heavy rain could impact roads this week. He said County Road 541 is currently flooded and residents should not travel on the road. Lawrence County ...
Flooding is something we deal with a lot in Louisiana and Mississippi. Today's topic will help you prepare a little for flooding issues. First of all we deal with two types of flooding generally (outside of storm surge with a hurricane). You have flash-flooding, which results from very heavy rain over a short ...
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Shreveport, Bossier City and Red Chute until 6 p.m. ... Forecasters predict minor flooding in at least some points below where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
Flash flood watches will remain in effect for northeast Louisiana until 6 a.m. Friday. Meteorologist Don Wheeler, a USA Today Network correspondent, said two to four inches of rain fell across north central and northeast Louisiana in Wednesday's system. The rainfall caused flash flooding in multiple ...
Storms are training over the same areas in Central and NW Louisiana. Flash flood warnings are posted. Avoid travel there until the situation improves. A few showers possible Thursday with another record high. Forecast highs are in the low to even mid 80s. Rain chances go up Friday, Sunday and Monday.
Forecasters predict minor flooding in at least some points below where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, ... Minor flood stage is 35 feet. ... So far, the flooding is not predicted to be severe, with water covering mostly woods, fields and some low-lying roads.
Hydrologist Bob Jacobsen says most of the site appears to be below FEMA's projected water levels for a 100-year-flood, which is a flood that has a 1 percent chance of occurring annually. The area surrounding Airline Highway Park saw flooding of nearly 19 feet in August 2016 — two feet higher than ...
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana could be one of the first states to have a statewide system to predict flooding. The Water Institute of the Gulf, a non-profit research institute, told a joint legislative committee Tuesday that it could develop such a system to help to reduce flood damage. Justin Ehrenwerth, the CEO ...
METAIRIE – New flood maps have taken effect in Jefferson Parish, potentially changing flood insurance rates for residents across the parish. The new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps took effect February 2, according to Jefferson Parish officials. “We are excited the new maps are available as many ...
For State of the Union speech, meet the Louisiana congressional delegation's guests ... Sen. Bill Cassidy, R, will be joined by his wife, Laura, a retired physician who co-founded the Louisiana Key Academy, which serves children with dyslexia in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.


 

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