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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.

Possible tornado hits East Feliciana Parish

A possible tornado has touched down near Pride in East Feliciana Parish.

Continued rain forces more residents in Crowley out of their homes

Roughly 20 residents in Crowley had to leave their homes today due to continued flooding issues.

Another possible tornado causes more damage in Breaux Bridge

Just days after concluding one investigation, the National Weather Service is headed back to Breaux Bridge after reports that a possible tornado caused damage to homes.

Denham Springs residents dealing with floodwaters

It's a common scene just off River Road in Denham Springs - water that's being measured in feet and not inches.

Hunting seasons closed in several areas due to high river level

High water due to recent rain has created dangerous conditions for hunters, which prompted the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to make several closures to hunting seasons.

Residents along Vermilion River extremely affected by the overflow of the river

Jan Risher and her family have lived in their house on the Vermilion River for five years. In the time they have lived there, Risher says the water has never been this high, and that's including Hurricane Rita in 2005.