Weather Talk

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.

State of Emergency declared due to severe weather across south Louisiana

Governor Jindal has declared a State of Emergency to help provide resources for those areas impacted by severe weather.

Elderly man rescued from vehicle trapped in high water

An elderly man had to be rescued from his vehicle this afternoon in Calcasieu Parish.

EF 1 tornado damages roughly 30 homes, businesses in St. Martin Parish

Parish President, Guy Cormier has signed a State of Emergency for St. Martin Parish due to the severe weather that traveled through the Parish this morning.

Security camera captures tornado touchdown in Plaquemine

Security cameras at an industrial plant rolled as a tornado ripped through Plaquemine.

Flooding in Crowley prompts voluntary evacuation, major road closure

Rising flood waters in Crowley have prompted the closure of a major road and voluntary evacuation of at least one subdivision.

Rains soak East Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish

Heavy rains and flooding had an impact today in both East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes. Central residents there saw water creeping closer to their front doors today.

Sandbag locations around south Louisiana

Below is a list of sandbag locations around south Louisiana. Most require you to bring your own shovel and sandbags. ASCENSION PARISH:

Hottest on record: 2012 drought, disaster took toll on U.S.

The past year saw a mild winter gave way to a balmier-than-normal spring, followed by a sweltering summer and high temperatures that lingered into the fall, all punctuated by extreme drought and intense storms.

Heavy rain, potential flooding threatens south Louisiana, prompts school closures

A slow moving storm system passing through south Louisiana has created the potential for flash flooding. The threat has even prompted the closure of some area schools.

Busy year for American Red Cross in Louisiana, nationwide

The American Red Cross spent much of 2012 helping people in Louisiana and across the country whose lives were impacted by disasters.

Top 12 of 2012: South Louisiana Weather

As we look toward the New Year, many of us will be taking time to reflect on the past 12 months. We will reminisce about what we did wrong, think of what we could have done right, and consider what we can do better in the coming year.

Snow covers 65 percent of lower 48; more coming

Snow covers most of the lower 48 states following a week of wicked weather, but forecasters warned on Friday that it's not over yet.