City-parish government is reaching out to residents and business owners along the Evangeline Thruway for help in establishing priorities for revitalization projects being considered from Interstate 10 to south of Surrey Street.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
One person died and Interstate 10 was closed in both directions for hours Wednesday evening after three passenger vehicles and two 18-wheelers went up in flames from a crash at LA 415, said Trooper First Class Bryan Lee, a Louisiana State Police s…
Monday, April 03, 2017
A potent springtime low-pressure system fueled with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico spawned at least seven tornadoes across central and southeast Louisiana on Sunday and early Monday as heavy winds and rain toppled trees and power lines, causing …
In a tour of damage from Sunday's storms, Gov. John Bel Edwards visited with St. Martin Parish officials and met with a man whose wife and daughter were crushed and killed when a tornado flipped their mobile home near Breaux Bridge.
Chance Broussard of Auto Xtreme Collision Center in Lafayette shared with KATC-TV a video of a small tornado tossing a car Sunday morning.
Monday, April 03, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek Monday was among four people killed in storms across the South.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
South Louisiana is under a marginal risk of strong to severe storms late Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
For the 2017 hurricane season, residents can expect more useful storm information, including crucial storm surge watches and warnings, the National Hurricane Center said.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Southern Louisiana just experienced the warmest February in history, with the average temperatures in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette breaking record highs for the month, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday, February 20, 2017
The Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans areas are under a "marginal" risk of severe weather later Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A strong storm system that unleashed heavy rains across much of Texas will make it way Tuesday night into south Louisiana, which has been upgraded to a "slight risk" for severe weather.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
And accident has closed Interstate 10 West at LA 3177 in Butte LaRose, causing backups as long as two miles, according to the DOTD.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
A flash flood watch is in effect for all of southeast Louisiana, including the New Orleans area, until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A flash flood warning has been issued for Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes until 12:15 p.m. The flash flood warning for East Baton Rouge has been extended until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
The temperature in Lafayette could fall low enough early Sunday to tie the record low of 21 degrees for January 8 that was set in 1942, according to the National Weather Service.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds a climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach America's beaches.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Living in southern Louisiana without flood insurance is an even bigger gamble after this news from researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research: If the climate continues to warm, the big thunderstorms that cause flash flooding proba…
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
KELLY — The National Weather Service in Shreveport says the Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office has reported a tornado near Kelly.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Alton Richard, a spry 91-year-old who still tended to his yard and enjoyed the outside, was trying to beat the bad weather headed Monday afternoon to his Baton Rouge neighborhood.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A wreck between a car and an 18-wheeler hauling Pepto-Bismol at Whiskey Bay caused holiday heartburn for thousands of motorists traveling west on Interstate 10 Saturday.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Louisiana's transportation chief said Thursday taxpayers will experience "sticker shock" when they see how much is needed to improve roads and bridges, possibly around $700 million per year.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Emergency personnel responded to a hazardous material situation Thursday on Interstate 10 between Scott and Duson when a tanker truck carrying molten sulfur began leaking and emitting smoke, according to the Lafayette Fire Department.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Members of a governor-appointed transportation panel on Wednesday will hear which projects Acadiana residents most want to see built, including Interstate 49 South.
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.
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.
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.