Drivers who motor on through standing water in Lafayette Parish are now subject to penalty if they cause water to enter any building.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Faucets left dripping to prevent frozen pipes during a rare extended spell of freezing temperatures caused water shortages and headaches across south Louisiana on Wednesday.
Monday, December 04, 2017
A cold front will bring breezy, cloudy, cold and rainy conditions to south Louisiana starting Tuesday evening through early Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Interstate 10 eastbound is closed just east of Gross Tete after two 18-wheelers crashed Wednesday afternoon.
A tropical depression in the Caribbean was expected to strengthen to Hurricane Nate by the time it enters the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday with landfall occurring somewhere between southeast Louisiana and Florida on Sunday, the National Weather Serv…
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Heavy rain and historic, 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible devastating hit on Florida.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean late Tuesday, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba…
Monday, September 04, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
As of 6 p.m. Friday, Hurricane Harvey has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, making it a Category 4 storm. Once it makes landfall, Harvey will be the first major storm to hit the US since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
Officials in Vermilion Parish on Louisiana's coast have called for a voluntary evacuation while a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for locations in Cameron Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway as Hurricane Harvey heads for landfall in ne…
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The National Hurricane Center's forecast Thursday evening for Hurricane Harvey calls for the storm to strike Texas and then move east toward Louisiana.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
After Harvey reformed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning, it was expected to be upgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday before heading toward Texas, according to a 10 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
LATEST: Tropical Depression Harvey reforms in Gulf of Mexico; heavy rain, flooding concerns headed to South Louisiana
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Beginning Monday night, the westbound left lane of Interstate 10, from the Vermilion Bridge to the Louisiana Avenue Bridge, will be closed at night for hydro demolition until Sunday. The closure is estimated to take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., we…
Monday, July 17, 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews were boarding up windows at homes and hotels across the southeastern Caribbean on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Don approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
An area of low pressure out in the Atlantic shows a strong chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next two to five days, the National Hurricane Center says.
Monday, July 03, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
A record-breaking downpour stranded residents and motorists in Lafayette Parish on Thursday, with the worst of the storm hitting about 1:30 p.m. and the worst of the flooding hitting Carenco.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 will be closed this weekend near Sorrento, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and opening back up at 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting, the Department of Transportation and Development said.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The outside lanes of Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette between Johnston Street and the Vermilion River bridge are closed due to high water.
The entire state of Louisiana is under an "enhanced risk" for severe weather on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.
Friday, April 21, 2017
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.
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.
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…