Members of a governor-appointed transportation panel on Wednesday will hear which projects Acadiana residents most want to see built, including Interstate 49 South.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Drivers heading west on Interstate 10 from Baton Rouge around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday found themselves stuck in traffic for five hours after two 18-wheelers crashed a few miles past Ramah.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
The buzz of skill saws has started to blend with the roar of big machines that continue to pick up flood debris piled high outside Lafayette Parish homes.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Louisiana National Guard deployed troops to rescue victims of the torrential downpour of rain that created flooding in south Louisiana. Here are some of the images they shared from their response to several devastated areas.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The LSU Earth Scan Laboratory has produced this animation, portraying cloud top temperatures through the life of the storm. Lower cloud-top temperatures are topically associated with greater rainfall.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
State education officials Tuesday were scrambling to take stock of public school damages in up to 29 parishes after floodwater derailed the 2016-17 school year just days after it began.
CROWLEY — Parts of Acadia Parish, known for its flooded fields of rice and crawfish, braced for more days of rising waters after heavy downpours again swept through the area Tuesday.
The state is accepting pre-applications for disaster food stamps that will be made available to many flood victims who otherwise wouldn’t be eligible.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
State Police early Tuesday opened up sections of Interstate 10 in south-central Louisiana to local traffic, but continued to detour other traffic on the interstate due to a flooding Mermentau River.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Residents of a neighborhood off of Surrey Street in Lafayette were able to declare a rare victory after a tense battle on Monday against rising Vermilion River flood waters .
A lot of homes and businesses that lost power during the storm will have their electricity restored by Tuesday morning, say officials with the utility companies servicing those customers.
Lafayette Parish students will not return to school until Monday, Aug. 22, as thousands of students and staff recover from historic floods that also damaged school system facilities throughout the parish.
Verizon will allow residents in flooded areas to use certain stores to charge their phones, access the internet and make calls, regardless of carrier, the company announced Monday.
More than 280 state roads are closed Monday due to high water, Louisiana State Police said around 7 a.m.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
About 20,000 people have been rescued, along with hundreds of pets, and at least three, maybe five, people have died as a result of flooding caused by historic amounts of rain falling on south Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter found himself in the back of a dump truck with two council members on Friday, helping transport residents from their homes in the flooded Highland Ridge neighborhood to a shelter and higher ground.
The Acadiana region experienced widespread flooding Friday, swamping homes and streets, but officials had their eyes on continued rain expected over the weekend that is pushing waterways to flood stages.
The heavy rain began falling Thursday night and continued throughout the next day. Some areas saw almost a foot of precipitation by early Friday afternoon. Another four to eight inches, and possibly more in certain...
Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter said the neighborhood of Highland Ridge was underwater Friday and that a house-by-house evacuation was ongoing at around noon.
Thousands of Acadiana residents on Friday were stranded in flooded homes amid closed roads and highways after heavy rainfall poured on the area overnight and throughout the day, with several more inches of steady rain expected to drop over the are…
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Southeast Louisiana is under a heat advisory for most of Wednesday, when "feels like" temperature could reach between 108 to 112 degrees.
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Earl was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday after slamming into the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and moving inland over Guatemala and Mexico with heavy rains.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Friday, December 11, 2015
A pickup truck and six 18-wheelers crashed on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Sunday evening, closing all westbound lanes for more than two hours, State Police said.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A tornado watch has been issued for a large part of southwest Louisiana Friday afternoon until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Monday, December 29, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. -- Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
An 18-wheeler leaking a hazardous chemical between Rayne and Crowley prompted emergency officials to shut down Interstate 10 in both directions near Rayne around 6 p.m. on Monday, according to the State Police.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Intense rainfall Tuesday closed some Lafayette area roads temporarily and prompted the National Weather Service to briefly issue a tornado warning for parts of Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. NWS meteorologist Joe Rua said 3.64 inches of rain fe…
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Lafayette Parish Schools will close early today due to flooding conditions throughout the parish, said Angela Morrison, school system spokeswoman.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
LAFAYETTE — Acadiana woke up to much more sunshine and far less ice Thursday as a thaw set in after more than two days of sleet and freezing temperatures that closed businesses, schools and government offices.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 is backed up for miles at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge because of a vehicle fire, Louisiana State Police said.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Residents in south Louisiana still reeling from last week’s deluge received no respite over the weekend when another round of storms arrived Sunday with the National Weather Service saying the rain could last into the early part of the week.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The drenching weather system that sat over Acadiana for three days flooded roads, pushed water into homes and spawned a tornado that ripped through Breaux Bridge early Thursday and damaged more than 30 homes and businesses along its path.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
LAWTELL (AP) — The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says a 34-year-old Opelousas woman was cited for obstructing a railroad crossing after she allegedly tried to beat a train and it hit her pickup truck.