Weather Talk

Fog believed to be contributing fact in fatal crash involving school bus

Officials believe fog to be a contributing factor in a crash that claimed the life of one woman and sent three children and a school bus driver to the hospital this morning.

Warm temps are near, Punxsutawney Phil predicts

If you were hoping to be done with winter, Punxsutawney Phil had some good news for you -- spring is on the way.

High winds, tornadoes cause damage in Southeast

A weather system stretching from Michigan to the Louisiana coastline threw down high winds and spawned a handful of tornadoes Wednesday, causing damage across several states and claiming at least one life.

Storm system threatens to bring high winds, drop in temperature

South Louisiana is under a slight risk for severe weather overnight due to a cold front that will bring more seasonable temperatures by the end of the week.

Rare dam release triggers rainbows and icy show of nature in western North Carolina

For the first time in eight years the Tennessee Valley Authority is using the sluice tube at North Carolina's Fontana Dam to lower water levels in the reservoir.

Massive blocks of river ice crush docks & push dangerously close to Wisconsin homes

People living along Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago are dealing with heavy damage from ice shoves.

2012 is 10th warmest for world since 1880

The year 2012 was declared the globe's 10th warmest since record keeping began in 1880 and the warmest ever for the Lower 48 U.S.

Call center helps with flooding damage in Livingston Parish

With all the accumulated water, rising rivers, and flooding this week, the call center in Livingston Parish is stepping up to help people impacted by the recent storms.

DOTD prepared to respond to winter weather and icy road conditions

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that department staff is prepared to deal with winter weather and icy road conditions.

Bayou Manchac Bridge still closed due to high water

A busy stretch of Perkins Road is still closed tonight. Barricades are set up at Santa Maria and Plantation to keep people from driving over the Bayou Manchac Bridge.

South Louisiana river levels

Here are some helpful links to river levels around south Louisiana. (In alphabetical order) Atchafalaya River:

Flood Warnings issued around south Louisiana

Heavy and prolonged rains prompted the National Weather Service to issue Flood warnings for rivers around south Louisiana.

DOTD issues weather travel advisory

With the possibility of continued heavy rain and flooding in the forecast, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the department staff is prepared to deal with severe weather and hazardous road conditio

Livingston Parish asks residents to report water damage with hotline

Starting tomorrow, the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is asking for any residents of the Parish whose home sustained water damage during the recent severe weather to please call (225) 686-3996.

Breached levee prompts emergency sandbagging operation to save historic park

An emergency sandbag operation took place over the weekend after overflow from the Vermilion River threatened to flood a major portion of a living history park.