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40K homes impacted by historic flooding

About 40,000 homes in Louisiana have been impacted in some way by the historic floods that also killed at least eight people, the governor said Tuesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards spoke at a news conference alongside FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, saying... Read more

Another confirmed flood death brings the total to 8

Another body found in flood waters in Baton Rouge brings the flooding death toll to eight, but the governor says that number will likely climb. "Quite honestly and sadly, I expect that we will have a few more because we have some reports where we have individuals that are... Read more

More areas approved for federal disaster assistance

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says his request that President Barack Obama expand the existing federal declaration has been granted. "Eight additional parishes were included in Gov. Edwards' initial request for a federal disaster declaration... Read more and register for help

Dangers of walking through flood water

The Louisiana Department of Health is warning people about the risks of wading through flood waters that could possibly be contaminated. Spokespsman Bob Johanessen says sewage, dangerous contaminants and other debris could cause health problems. “There is also... Read more

St. James and Ascension Parish brace for new flooding

Some areas are finally drying out from record flooding, while others are just starting to see water rise. Northern parts of the impacted area are seeing water moving out to the south.  Some people have started returning home and ripping out flooring and sheetrock in... Read more

Growing destruction and frustration with spreading floods

The record flooding in South Louisiana is stressing resources and leaving a path of destruction and frustration. "This is the most devastating thing that we could have had happen," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said. He took to social media to urge... Read more

I-10, Airline Highway and scores of other roads flooded

Flood waters are continuing to shift around south Louisiana and officials are working to react to the changing situation.  Additional communities are going under now in St. James and Ascension Parish after parts of lower Livingston saw rising water last night.  Read more...

Governor begins flood assessment

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is touring flood-damaged parts of the state today, even as the flooding crisis continues. It's still too early to put a precise value on the home lost and lives turned upside down. "It's obviously going to be in the multi-millions of dollars, but... Read more

Seventh flooding death recorded

A body has been pulled from floodwaters in Baton Rouge, apparently raising the death toll to seven. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, confirms a volunteer patrolling in his boat Monday found the victim in front of... Read more

Not out of the woods yet when it comes to more flooding

The southwestern part of Louisiana was also hammered by the intense rains over the weekend and are experiencing tremendous flooding.  Donald Jones with the National Weather Service says Lafayette, New Iberia and the Lake Arthur areas are having the biggest problems... Read more

UPDATE: Saints DT Rankins' injury reportedly broken calf bone

One of the newest Saints players was carted off the field after an injury during practice. WWL Saints Sideline reporter Kristian Garic says Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins got hurt during goal line drills.  Read more...

Flood shelter and federal aid information

Thousands of people are living in shelters after rising waters forced them to flee their homes in southern Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards says more than 10,000 people are in shelters and more than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes.  Read more, find a shelter and get help...

Areas dry now, may still flood

Officials are warning of more flooding today in areas that have so far been dry. It comes as the basin from the River Parishes to Baton Rouge and across the western parts of the Northshore sees record runoff from more rain than ever recorded. "One of the biggest concerns now is... Read more

Flooding spreads, thousands more rescued, roads closed

South Louisiana is grappling with one of the most catastrophic flood events in the state’s history, and the situation is ongoing. Governor John Bel Edwards says, because residents did not anticipate their homes flooding and the search and rescue operations have been difficult.  Read more...

All major roads blocked by floods west of New Orleans

You can't get there from here.  All major highways and interstates across Louisiana have flood waters blocking them in spots. There is currently no good way to get between New Orleans and Baton Rouge or Baton Rouge and Lafayette with I-10, I-12, US 190, US61 and... Read more

Drivers stranded on 'islands' along I-12 for hours

In parts of Livingston Parish, some people have been trapped in their vehicles since yesterday. "Hundreds of cars are stranded on 'islands' along I-12," Louisiana State Police said in a news release. The water got too deep for even soldiers to drive through with... Read more

Funeral plans for Pete Fountain

Pete Fountain's family today announced funeral plans for the legendary jazz clarinetist. Family, friends and well wishers can say a final farewell to Fountain a week from Wednesday... on August 17th. Services will take place at St. Louis Cathedral. That will be followed by... Read more
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