NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Fire Department says firefighters were among people who called in what became a four-alarm blaze at a large house divided into 12 apartments. Firefighter Michael Williams says 11 residents were evacuated safely and the other two were away when the fire was reported... more »
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has suspended escorting residents into their homes. Early Monday afternoon, residents were allowed to go home for less than 10 minutes to pick up prescription medications, pets, and clothes.
Not going home wasn't an option for the Wiltz family. Like many, they had... more »
Families in Acadia Parish are pushed out of their homes due to rising waters. Now, one family finds out they may have to evacuate yet again.
"It's a bad situation."
Christopher Stevens is staying with family in Crowley after his home in Midland flooded. All in the same... more »
Water in Acadia Parish is starting to rapidly rise causing backwater flooding. In the town of Evangeline on LA-100, dozens of residents are packing up looking for higher ground.
"We really didn't expect it to come in this fast," said Brandi Clay.
In a matter of hours this... more »
It seems so calm in the Three Mile Lake Community while looking at the water, but there was a sense of urgency in the air Sunday.
"They were knocking on our doors at 8 this morning saying get out, get out." said Connie Baudoin.
Residents and campers at... more »
In other parts of Acadiana, most notably, lower Saint Martin Parish, many residents have already evacuated ahead of the impending floods, and those who haven't are certainly doing so now.
With the spillway open it is now a race against time for the residents of Butte La Rose.
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The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed.
HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana.
Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a cluster... more »
Tropical Storm Ida Activity Statistics Update - November 9, 2009: Minerals Management Service monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan
NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management... more »