Monday, January 21 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-01-21 16:50:44 GMT
Several schools and roads have been closed due to flooding in the WAFB viewing area.SchoolsSt. Mary Parish schools and offices will be closed Wednesday due to bad road conditions and flooding.RoadsAscensionMore >>
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday morning all Ascension Parish waterways will reopen for recreational boat traffic beginning at noon.More >>
Thursday, January 10 2013 4:25 AM EST2013-01-10 09:25:00 GMT
Ascension Parish was one of the areas experiencing major flooding problems due to the heavy rains being dumped on southeast Louisiana.Parts of Gonzales saw rising water Wednesday morning. One of thoseMore >>
Ascension Parish was one of the areas experiencing major flooding problems due to the heavy rains being dumped on southeast Louisiana.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The almost constant rain, which has been heavy for some areas, has resulted in flood watches and warnings for many parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
The National Weather Service said a very slow moving storm system in southern Texas is dumping lots of rain in the WAFB viewing area and will continue to do so through Thursday.
Rains of four to six inches and more have fallen over portions of the WAFB viewing area. Many have seen the end to the heavy rains today.
But with the temporary rain stoppage, we are seeing some areas of rather dense fog developing.
Fog likely lingers into the
overnight. For many, little if any rain for the rest of the day. But
don't be fooled: Round #2 arrives tomorrow. While Thursday's rains will
not be as heavy as what has fallen over the past 24 hours, another 1"
to 3" of rain will only add to the flooding woes!
Flood warnings have been issued for sections of the Comite, Amite, Tickfaw and Tangipahoa Rivers.
NWS said law enforcement officials reported several roads closed due to high water in Ascension Parish with water approaching a few homes in the Gonzales and St. Amant areas. In Livingston Parish, a few roads are impassible due to high water as well.
A flash flood watch will remain in effect through Thursday for most of the WAFB viewing area.
East Baton Rouge
St. John the Baptist
West Baton Rouge
Flood warnings have been issued for the following rivers:
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