The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb.
The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church.
After a two hour search, nothing... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Massachusetts sculptor, Douglas Kornfeld, has been chosen to create a work of art that will be reproduced in various sizes and placed at 17 key points around the city of New Orleans - marking evacuation points where people who need transportation out of town can... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials in Washington know a strong evacuation plan is critical in the nation's capital, but they found out this week that evacuating during emergency is slow going. When a 5.8-magnitude quake shook much of the East Coast on Tuesday, traffic was snarled for miles in downtown Washington... more »
The community of Butte La Rose along the Atchafalaya River is one of the areas most at risk for flooding. As of Friday, the St. Martin Sheriff's Office is warning residents they may need to leave soon.
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputies went door to door Friday in Butte... more »
Crews were able to stop the natural gas well from spewing Wednesday afternoon, but as of Wednesday night the rig is still considered insecure and that means it's not safe for some families to return home.
The American Red Cross reported roughly 970 people checked in Wednesday as evacuees... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Getting the word out to about 30,000 of New Orleans' most vulnerable residents on how and where to catch a free ride out of town when a hurricane approaches already involves radio, television and newspapers. Soon, it may involve art too. Evacuteer.org, a volunteer group that... more »
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 »
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard official says the fact that more than 100 people escaped the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion alive is a sign that the evacuation effort went fairly well. Capt. James Hanzalik, chief of incident response for the Coast Guard's 8th District, told a... more »
Due to recent developments with tropical storm Bonnie and trajectory currently to our east Cameron OEP officials will continue to monitor the situation.
There are no plans to issue any evacuations at this time for Cameron Parish.
Residents living in travel trailers or mobile homes should continue to... more »
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 »