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  • Trooper Training: Preps Before Troopers Hit the Road

    October 28, 2012 8:53 PM

    Within the past month, State Police have investigated two fatal accidents in Acadiana involving police officers. In Morgan City, investigators say Saint Mary deputies were chasing a car driven by a Morgan City man who was wanted in a drug investigation. Troopers say the man crashed into another vehicle,... more »
  • St. Landry panel recommends financial emergency

    July 3, 2012 7:53 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish School Board Finance Committee has unanimously recommended the district declare a financial emergency called an exigency for a second straight year. The Advocate reports that recommendation came Monday after an accounting firm hired by the Louisiana Department of Education said the district... more »
  • Leaner Southern U after financial emergency

    July 2, 2012 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University is emerging from an eight-month financial emergency period with fewer students, degree choices and faculty members. But the university is now in better shape to concentrate resources on successful programs such as engineering and nursing, and better equipped to guide students toward graduation,... more »
  • Livingston Parish emergency director resigns

    May 2, 2012 9:34 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says the parish's director of emergency preparedness has resigned. Ricks tells The Advocate he has begun the search for a director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and will have a replacement for James Tullier in the job well before hurricane... more »
  • Virgin: 4 injured in Gatwick emergency landing

    April 16, 2012 10:22 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Virgin Atlantic says four people suffered minor injuries after a plane bound from Britain to Florida made an emergency landing at London's Gatwick Airport. The airline said Monday that all passengers and crew have safely disembarked the flight. It declined to provide further details on the... more »
  • Water emergency stays despite rain

    April 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place. The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will... more »
  • Jindal declares emergency after tornadoes, floods

    March 22, 2012 6:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Wednesday after strong thunderstorms dumped up to 15 inches of rain and sparked tornadoes throughout Louisiana. No serious injuries were reported. The governor's declaration came after nine Louisiana parishes issued similar orders. Acadia, Beauregard, Claiborne, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches,... more »
  • Project explores emergency robot uses, controls

    January 16, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State University and Georgia Tech professors are collaborating on a project to improve robots' ability to test for dangerous substances in dangerous places. The Advocate reports that the professors are LSU associate mathematics professor Michael Malisoff and Fumin Zhang - a Georgia Tech assistant... more »
  • Family of 8 Lucky to be Alive

    January 16, 2012 12:03 AM

    A family of eight is lucky to be alive after flames destroyed their home. The fire broke out Sunday morning at a home along Highway Ten in Washington. Literally everything this family owns is gone. "I just felt like it was the end of time the way it... more »
  • Saltwater Intrusion Causes State of Emergency

    November 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    Vermilion Parish is now under a state of emergency because of severe saltwater intrusion. The problem has been building for several months and is caused by severe drought, several breaches in saltwater barriers along the Mermentau basin, and damage to the Leland Bowman Locks. Vermilion Parish Police Jury President... more »
  • Outreach Center in Emergency Mode for Cold Weather

    January 10, 2011 10:36 PM

    When the temperature drops, it means even tougher times for the homeless and the organizations trying to help them. The Acadiana Outreach Center has enacted it's Freeze Plan for this week, meaning it's giving out emergency blankets and coats. But workers there say they're running out of supplies for the... more »
  • Emergency Evacuations Take Toll on Shoppers, Police Resources

    December 22, 2010 11:34 PM

    There have been four emergency evacuations in Lafayette in less than a week, all due to calls about suspicious devices. The Mall of Acadiana was the most recent site of an emergency evacuation. And with so many shoppers packed into the mall for the busiest shopping week of the year,... more »
  • Jindal Declares State of Emergency

    July 22, 2010 6:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has declared a state of emergency as a tropical depression moves toward the Gulf of Mexico and threatens to strike the Louisiana coast on Sunday. Jindal said Thursday that some parishes were preparing similar declarations. He says he expects local leaders... more »
  • Oil Claims Will Soon Begin Receiving Six-Month Emergency Checks

    July 12, 2010 1:43 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The head of the $20 billion oil spill compensation fund says individuals filing claims will soon begin receiving six-month emergency checks instead of monthly payments. Appearing in Pensacola Beach on Monday, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said the company will start paying individuals in six-month payments... more »
  • Government Will Require Certification of Emergency Cutoff Valve On Oil Wells

    May 27, 2010 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the government will require certification of emergency cutoff valves on offshore oil wells like those that failed in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Salazar said Thursday he will propose rules requiring certification of so-called blowout preventers by an... more »
  • Hurricane Season Preps- Get A Game Plan

    May 27, 2010 12:59 PM

    Hurricane season starts Tuesday-- and law enforcement and parish leaders are getting ready. They want everyone to get a game plan now. Acadiana's leaders in emergency preparedness finalized plans this week at meetings such as Thursday's summit in St. Martinville. They say pre-planning is especially important in... more »
  • Tax-Free Hurricane Items this Weekend

    May 25, 2010 2:10 PM

    Hurricane season starts June 1st, so prepare by saving money on supplies this weekend. Items like batteries, generators and carbon monoxide detectors are tax free: "It's the first 1500 dollars of each eligible item and you save 4% on each item," says sot: Susan Malcombe from the Department... more »
  • St. Martin Launches Emergency Notification System

    May 24, 2010 7:20 PM

    . Hurricane season kicks off in just a week and officials in Acadiana want to make sure that everyone is prepared for what is predicted to be an active season. With hurricane season almost here, some parishes are turning to technology to help them keep people informed. ... more »
  • Jindal Issues State Declaration of Emergency for Oil Leak

    April 29, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued a state declaration of emergency in preparation for predicted impact of oil along the Louisiana coast leaking from the Deepwater Horizon which threatens the state's natural resources.
  • Declaration of Emergency issued closing most hunting seasons

    December 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has issued a Declaration of Emergency closing all hunting seasons, except waterfowl, in portions of southeast Louisiana due to flooding. LDWF has determined that floodwaters in the area could pose a potential risk of overharvest and safety risk to... more »
  • UL: Hazard Mitigation Plan ready for public viewing

    December 16, 2009 1:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The final draft of UL Lafayette's Hazard Mitigation Plan is ready for public viewing. The draft has been developed through the Disaster Resistant University (DRU) grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). UL Lafayette officials have been working to develop a comprehensive hazard mitigation... more »
  • The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

    December 9, 2009 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE (December 8, 2009) - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is sending Individual Assistance and Public Assistance Technical Review Teams to assess damages after a weather system moved through southern Louisiana last night bringing flooding and power outages. Iberia, St. John the Baptist, and... more »
  • GOHSEP Crisis Action Team

    December 4, 2009 4:04 PM

    The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has activated the GOHSEP Crisis Action Team and state agencies are prepared to respond to forecasted winter weather conditions. GOHSEP is coordinating preparedness and response efforts with the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and the... more »
  • Road Opened: Jefferson Street Bridge in New Iberia

    December 1, 2009 10:40 AM

    DOTD has reported that La. 3156 (JeffersonStreetBridge) in New Iberia is now open to vehicular traffic. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ La. 3156 (Jefferson Street Bridge) in Iberia Parish is now closed for necessary unforeseen bridge repairs. The duration of the repairs is unknown at this time. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
  • 911 JUICE BOX

    November 6, 2009 8:34 AM

    ALOHA, Ore. (AP) - No, an incorrect order in a drive-through lane isn't a 911 emergency. A 20-year-old man who called 911 to complain about his missing McDonalds orange juice now has to pay a $300 fine. Deputies in Washington County, Ore., tried to explain to Raibin Raof Osman that... more »
  • When to visit the hospital with H1N1

    November 3, 2009 1:57 PM

    American College of Emergency Physicians Issues Guidance for the Public On When to Visit the Emergency Department With H1N1 Flu Symptoms: Guidance Developed in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, DC---With H1N1 flu activity reported in 48 states and continuing to increase, the nation's emergency... more »
  • New Traffic Laws Enforced

    October 1, 2009 8:37 AM

    Drivers beware, Louisiana State Police will begin enforcing new laws today. Everyone in a vehicle, both in the front and back seats, are now required to buckle up. Motorists may only use the use the left lane on a multi-lane road for passing, turning, and allowing room for emergency vehicles..... more »
  • Grand Prairie Elementary Phone Lines

    September 22, 2009 3:07 PM

    Grand Prairie Elementary is having trouble with their phone lines. If their is an emergency please call 826-5272 or 826-7143.

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