Weather Talk

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.

Tornado risks, snowstorms expected as weather systems push east

A white Christmas is rare for Little Rock, Arkansas, but a powerful winter storm took it to a new level: The 9 inches of snow that fell broke a December 25 snowfall record that had stood for 86 years.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a wet Christmas

Severe weather could put a damper on Christmas plans for people in Louisiana.

Snow storms descend on a wide swath of the Midwest

Powerful weather systems are crossing the country, dumping heavy snow up north and spawning dangerous storms down south. There were near white out conditions in Madison, Wisconsin Thursday.

Strong winds damage Faith Academy...again

For the second time in about four months the roof on Faith Academy in Gonzales has been badly damaged. Sixty mph winds ripped part of it off. Luckily, nobody was injured.

Cold front caused damage from wind, temperatures to drop overnight

An early morning storm caused damage and knocked out power to many homes and businesses in south Louisiana. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far.

Freeze warning in effect tonight, officials warn to insulate your pipes

Pipes could freeze in tonight's cold temperatures, which could mean lots of water damage for your home. To make sure your pipes don't freeze, it is recommended that you insulate them.

Residents, firefighters pick up pieces after severe weather crushes community

The National Weather Service confirmed a EF1 tornado touched down in Ascension Parish.    Several homes and even a fire station were damaged.

Disaster declaration issued for EBR Parish

After visiting the areas affected by the severe weather this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish, Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden signed a Local Disaster Declaration.