Weather Talk

St. Francisville church hopes to help victims in Oklahoma with drive

Not everyone can go to Oklahoma to help with disaster relief, but one local community is doing what they can right here in Louisiana.

NWS: Straight line winds cause major damage in Morgan City

Straight line winds caused some big damage this morning in Morgan City. Several camper vehicles were flipped on their sides on Wednesday, May 22. We’re told the roof was torn off of a local business.

VIDEO: Baton Rouge-native captures footage of Oklahoma tornado

A Baton Rouge-native was two miles from the direct path of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma. He captured the terrifying sight of the massive twister that killed 24 people, including nine children.

Heartbreaking scenes in Oklahoma City area after twister

The enormity of Monday's Oklahoma City area tornado was heartbreaking as daylight began to slip away.

Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma

At least two tornadoes touched down in two states on Sunday as severe weather swept the region.

'Traumatic day': Residents return to tornado-devastated neighborhood

Scores of people stood outside a north Texas church Saturday morning, waiting to be escorted to their neighborhood for the first time since tornadoes devastated it three days earlier.

At least six people are dead & seven are missing following overnight tornadoes

At least six are dead and dozens more injured following violent weather that ripped across Texas Wednesday evening.

NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment

After a thoughtful and deliberate review, Wednesday, NOAA released a report on the National Weather Service's performance during hurricane/post tropical cyclone Sandy.

Flood insurance information number changes for Louisiana residents

Louisiana residents who have questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have a permanent helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information.

Tornado Season 2013: A quiet start

According to the Storm Prediction Center, this year is one of the least-active starts to tornado season in U.S. history.

Recent downpours, northern U.S. flooding may cause local levees to overflow

All the rain, combined with flooding in the northern part of the country is causing concern for the Army Corps of Engineers and local residents.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: NWS confirms two tornadoes in Jefferson Parish

After two tornadoes made their way through the New Orleans metro area April 24, WDSU received a video that captured both tornadoes. The tornadoes touched down in Jefferson Parish.

Tornado rips into New Orleans suburb

Two tornadoes ripped into a New Orleans suburb Wednesday afternoon, damaging homes and knocking down power lines, but no injuries were reported, the National Weather Service and local authorities said.

Report: Louisiana ranks #13 in wind/hail losses in 2012

A recent study by State Farm revealed the top ten states for the most wind and hail losses from 2012.

Hurricane season predicted to be active for 2013

According to predictions from the National Weather Service, it looks like this year will be a more active hurricane season.