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  • Crawfish Farmers Still Dealing with Flooding

    January 23, 2013 7:09 PM

    Some areas are drying out, but others are still battling the water, especially in Northern Vermilion Parish. Crawfish farmers are scrambling to save their harvest and for many, it's a waiting game until they can get back to their fields and some farmers are facing a total loss. ... more »
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors During Flood

    January 18, 2013 7:23 PM

    Acadiana is known for its generosity, especially in times of need. Before, during and after the recent flood we've heard stories of neighbors helping neighbors. Last week, the Clay family was bracing for flooding. They live on LA-100 in the town of Evangeline in Acadia Parish. The Clays had about... more »
  • Water Still Rising in Mermentau Cove

    January 15, 2013 7:36 PM

    Flooding remains an issue for much of Acadiana tonight after several days of soaking rain. That rain left the Mermentau Basin swollen. The Mermentau is at 10-point-four feet and it's expected to crest Thursday morning at around eleven feet. For communities around the Mermentau in Acadia Parish, that... more »
  • Family May Evacuate Again

    January 14, 2013 7:51 PM

    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 »
  • Flooding Continues, Dozens Rescued

    January 12, 2013 10:55 PM

    From St. Landry to Vermilion Parishes, high water has covered much of South Louisiana. One major problem, backwater flooding. Crowley is one of the hardest hit areas. Water covers Parkerson Avenue as well as exit 80 westbound on I-10. One of the hardest hit neighborhoods, North Cherokee Drive... more »
  • Backwater Flooding a Concern, Residents Evacuate

    January 11, 2013 7:07 PM

    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 »
  • Flood of January 2013 5PM A Block

    January 10, 2013 7:39 PM

    A January storm for the record books as around-the-clock rain leaves much of Acadiana under water. This is the worst winter flooding in Acadiana in 20 years. Click the video link for the first block of our five o'clock coverage.
  • St. Charles Parish Update: Flooding Reports

    August 29, 2012 8:20 AM

    7:15 a.m. August 29, 2012 | Isaac Update #8 St. Charles Parish is experiencing street flooding, downed trees and power lines and wind damage to some structures this morning as Hurricane Isaac makes its way through our area. Entergy is currently reporting 15,957 customers without power in St. Charles... more »
  • Flood Updates in Carencro

    March 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    Almost two weeks after flooding rains, some Carencro residents are still using boats to get in and out of their neighborhoods. Cynthia Scott lives on Saint Fidelis Street. She says last Monday's storm left five inches of water in her home, which caused her ceiling to cave in and floors... more »
  • More Rain Threatens Flood Victims

    March 19, 2012 11:11 PM

    One week after heavy rains and flooding, parts of Acadiana are still experiencing high water. Now, a new threat of severe storms and several inches of rain could mean even more flooding for some residents. "I'm worried, been worried, it's already flooded over here and it already smells and... more »
  • Volunteers pitch-in for flood victims

    March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

    The waters are slowly coming back down after some people say rains caused one of the worst flash floods in recent memory. Now, they're cleaning up but many are getting some help. Fifteen inches of water. That's how much Anne Rolke found in her Carencro home. "Thank you," Rolke... more »
  • Evangeline Parish: Road Closures

    February 18, 2012 4:32 PM

    In Evangeline Parish roads are closing due to flooding, the north end of Lee St. off of the Tate Cove Rd and Lithcote Rd. near the the CO-OP at the bridge from Gabrielle Rd. to E Hickory St. Tiger Ln (from Lahaye Rd to McGee Rd) and Beacon Rd in... more »
  • Days of Rain Turn Into Fatal East Coast Flooding

    September 9, 2011 6:29 AM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Days of rainfall from what had been Tropical Storm Lee inundated a wide portion of Pennsylvania and other northeastern states Thursday, pouring into basements and low-lying homes and forcing tens of thousands of people to seek higher ground. At least seven were left dead. The damage... more »
  • Lee's remnants cause twisters, flooding in South

    September 6, 2011 7:05 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The destructive remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slithered farther north Tuesday morning after spawning tornadoes, flooding numerous roads, sweeping several people away and knocking out power to thousands. Record amounts of rain have fallen in parts of Tennessee, and more was expected. Flash flood watches and warnings... more »
  • Cypremort Point Aftermath

    September 4, 2011 11:51 PM

    As expected, coastal areas of Acadiana dealt with floods Sunday, and one area also hard hit was Cypremort Point. Just after one am in Cypremort Point, the wind started whipping harder and the water started rising. "We had some pretty serious squalls that came through like feeder band... more »
  • Bayou Chene Barge Here to Stay?

    July 25, 2011 6:42 PM

    What was supposed to be a temporary fix to hold back fold waters in St. Martin and St. Mary Parish may become permanent. Parish officials want the Bayou Chene barge to stay put. St. Martin Parish President, Guy Cormier, said, "I would venture to say 75 to 80 percent... more »
  • Heavy Rains Caused Streets to Flood

    June 22, 2011 7:46 PM

    Across Acadiana, heavy rains caused several busy streets to flood. Firefighters were called early Wednesday morning to rescue a woman who said she was trapped in her car on Broadmoor Boulevard. Fortunately she was able to get out before they arrived. On Johnston Street in Lafayette a drive was stuck... more »
  • Emergency Dredging Starting in Morgan City

    June 21, 2011 7:34 PM

    Water in the Atchafalya River is going down about two inches a day. Officials said on Tuesday it was six feet and eight inches high, but as the water fades away sediment is becoming more and more apparent. St. Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director, Duval Arthur, said "some... more »
  • A Look at Flooding in Butte La Rose and Happy Town

    May 27, 2011 8:17 PM

    Water is now rising into homes in Butte La Rose and officials say it's just the beginning. Roads leading into the evacuated areas of Butte La Rose and Happy Town have been closed off for a few days. Only emergency officials have been allowed in, but today the St.... more »
  • Deputies Worried About Looters in St. Landry Parish

    May 25, 2011 7:21 PM

    As water continues to rise in St. Landry Parish, so does the number of deputies patrolling the area. They are concerned about the possibility of looting. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is calling on all reinforcements to make sure homes throughout the parish are... more »
  • Mississippi River Flooding-Louisiana,127 Backwater Floods Less Than Feared in South LA

    May 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans has launched a charity drive to aid victims of Mississippi River flooding. The "NOLA Pay it Forward" fund, announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday, will include help for those affected by the opening of the Morganza spillway gates, which eased... more »
  • Flooding Ends Year at Assumption Schools

    May 19, 2011 8:10 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish public school students will not have to attend classes next week because of concerns over potential flooding threats posed by the Mississippi River. The school board voted Wednesday to end the 2010-11 school year on Friday. Superintendent Earl Martinez tells The Advocate that parish... more »
  • National Guardsmen Continue Work in Krotz Springs

    May 18, 2011 7:09 PM

    The water hasn't made it's way into the town of Krotz Springs yet, but officials are thinking it could be any day. National guardsmen working twenty-four seven and helicopters are constantly flying overhead. Officials are keeping a close watch for the first sign of rising water. Parish President, Don Menard,... more »
  • Farmer Loses Thousands of Acres of Land to Flood Water

    May 18, 2011 11:23 AM

    The rising water is slowly taking over thousands of acres of farmland. The state estimates 18 thousand acres of crops will be lost, including two thousand acres of George Lacour's land. He owns the land surrounding the Morganza Control Center, it's typically dry and flourishing with crops. It been passed... more »
  • Three Mile Lake Residents Evacuate

    May 16, 2011 12:14 AM

    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 »
  • Louisiana Parishes Receive Expanded Federal Assistance

    May 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded federal assistance to the state and parishes responding to the Mississippi River flooding in Louisiana. Previously, Louisiana had been approved for only limited direct federal assistance for response efforts. At this... more »
  • Civil Air Patrol Prepares to Assist in Flooding Disaster

    May 15, 2011 9:00 AM

    GONZALES, La. - Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members are assisting the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Army National Guard by providing high-resolution aerial photographs of the Morganza Spillway. CAP has been requested to provide still photography of the I-10 basin area... more »
  • Flooding Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry

    May 13, 2011 9:50 AM

    YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. The rising Mississippi River and its swelling tributaries threaten to inundate an economic mainstay that generates $200 million in annual sales. These new woes follow struggles in recent years against competition from Asian imports and high... more »
  • Is your town a flood risk?

    May 11, 2011 9:08 PM

    Many viewers and readers on have wrote to us asking, "Is my home town at risk?" For those concerned residents, the bottom-line is found in the answers of two questions: do you reside within the Atchafalaya Basin? And... are you protected by a levee? In St. Mary... more »
  • Butte La Rose Residents Worry About Flood Insurance

    May 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    Flooding is the number one natural hazard in the United States. Despite this, only 29 percent of Louisiana residents have flood insurance. Most Butte La Rose homeowners are carrying furniture out of homes and salvaging everything they can before the flood waters get too high. Resident, Susan Moncrief, said "we... more »
  • Residents in Butte La Rose Brace for Floods

    May 11, 2011 3:34 AM

    Many in Butte La Rose spent this past weekend packing up their camps, after officials urged residents to self-evacuate. Among those still moving things out Tuesday, was David Blansett, who wasn't packing up a camp, instead he was leaving his home. "We don't want to take a chance, we're... more »
  • Jindal Talks Flooding in Morgan City

    May 10, 2011 11:05 AM

    Governor Bobby Jindal made stops all over Acadiana Monday. In Morgan City he made one thing clear - while there are many unknowns about the impending floods - we're in for the long haul. "The Corps has told us many areas may not see water go back to normal... more »
  • Stephensville Prepares for Flooding

    May 10, 2011 10:46 AM

    Residents in lower St. Martin Parish are preparing for the worst. Piles of sand can be found almost everywhere in Stephensville. Quincy Toups says he was making the fourth trip of the day, filling his truck with more than 400 sandbags. He's praying for the best, but preparing for the... more »
  • Memphis music landmarks spared from river flooding

    May 10, 2011 6:44 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Mississippi River rose Monday to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and driving hundreds of people from their homes. But officials were confident the levees would protect the city's world-famous musical landmarks, including Graceland and Beale Street, and... more »
  • Morganza Spillway could be opened for first time since 1973

    May 4, 2011 11:52 PM

    Heavy rain up north brings the Mississippi River to record levels and the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District is drawing up a game plan in case there is flooding in the basin. There are places along the basin that could be underwater if the Morganza Spillway is opened for the first... more »
  • Morgan City Preparing for Rising Waters

    May 4, 2011 7:35 PM

    Officials in Morgan City are preparing for what could be the highest water levels since 1973. That year, the city flooded. But, four decades later, the city is now prepared for those rising waters. "You've got to put more water down the Atchafalaya and I can tell you what... more »
  • High Water in Mississippi River Heading for Louisiana

    April 29, 2011 8:00 PM

    Water flowing from the Mississippi River is reaching record breaking highs in Illinois and according to officials the high water is heading right for us. Governor Jindal declared a state of emergency yesterday. Mike Stagg, spokesperson with the Army Corps of Engineers, said Louisiana "is starting to see a little... more »
  • Crawfishermen Prepare for Possible Rising Waters

    April 29, 2011 6:52 PM

    Acadiana crawfishermen are preparing for the possibility of rising waters in the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin. They say, that water boost may also boost business. "Some of the crawfish dealers were getting kind of worried that we might have a short season," said Carroll Snyder, co-owner of of... more »
  • Floods Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime; Evaluate Your Need for Flood Insurance Now

    March 15, 2011 2:40 PM

    Floods are consistently the most common, costly and deadly natural disaster Americans face each year-ninety percent of all natural disasters in the nation involve flooding and Louisiana residents cannot afford to ignore this threat. Floods can happen anywhere, at anytime. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) statistics show that a home... more »
  • Bridge blockade claims thrown out

    December 28, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out the remaining claims in a lawsuit that said police violated people's constitutional rights by firing warning shots to stop them from crossing a bridge to escape flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Having dismissed about 90 percent of the claims in September,... more »
  • New Iberia Granted Two Million in Hurricane Relief

    November 23, 2010 7:17 PM

    Flooding problems are nothing new in New Iberia's west end. Now...relief is on the way. Fifty five Louisiana cities...including New Iberia...will be sharing 30 million dollars to better handle flooding. The funds are finally available because of damage done by Hurricane Gustav. During most days the Armenco Canal is quite... more »
  • Vermilion Parish road closure due to flooding

    November 2, 2010 7:50 AM

    Due to the significant amount of rainfall today in Vermilion Parish, Sheriff Mike Couvillon is urging all motorists to use extreme caution when traveling in Vermilion Parish. Sheriff Couvillon says that at present time, the only road closure is that of East Jane Street in Abbeville. Sheriff Couvillon... more »
  • Coulee Project Vetoed

    October 14, 2010 7:20 PM

    The $800,000 Anslem Coulee drainage project is put on hold, for now. The project would have provided some relief to residents in Lafayette Parish's District 9, who say the coulee brings problems like mosquitos and flooding. Councilman William Theriot, who represents the district, added the line item on September... more »
  • Avoyelles Flooding Worst in Years

    August 18, 2010 5:53 PM

    Remnants from Tropical Depression Five flooded parts of Avoyelles Parish on Wednesday. Some residents in Mansura say it was worse than Hurricane Gustav. According to doppler estimates, Avoyelles Parish got anywhere from 10-to-15 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. The picture seen on this page was sent by... more »
  • Flooding in Parts of Louisiana

    August 18, 2010 12:51 PM

    A flash flood warning remains in effect until 2:00 pm CDT for northeastern St. Landry, northeastern Evangeline, Avoyelles and East Central Rapides Parishes. St. Landry Parish flooding has been reported in Morrow along Fisher Road, Bolden Road in Lebeau, Jims Camp Road in Bayou Jacks and Crooked Road in... more »
  • Farmer Flooding Fields For Migrating Birds

    July 29, 2010 11:02 AM

    MAMOU, La. (AP) - Water gurgling from a well is flooding Craig Gautreaux's rice and crawfish fields, turning the farm into a wetland for migratory birds whose usual Gulf of Mexico wintering grounds are threatened by the oil spill. Across eight states, farmers such as Gautreaux are inundating fallow fields... more »
  • New Flood Zone Maps Several Parishes

    July 20, 2010 1:40 PM

    Some Acadiana parishes, including St. Landry, St. Martin and Jeff Davis have new flood zone maps this year, just in time for the peak of hurricane season. Homeowners who need flood insurance should take a look at the maps to avoid paying a higher price in a few weeks.... more »
  • China Flooding

    July 12, 2010 10:46 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - A state news agency says three people have been killed and 56 are missing after a torrent of water washed through a mountain town in southwest China. China News Agency says the deluge took place about 4 a.m. on Tuesday in Xiaohe town of Yunnan province, following... more »
  • Residents Fed Up With Floods

    July 6, 2010 11:40 PM

    Tuesday's floods brought headaches for many in Acadiana. They were especially frustrating for those in Iberia Parish, where a number of roads were closed because of high waters. That includes Cypress Lane and Pecan Lane near Jeanerette. "Every time it rains for almost two to three hours you got this... more »
  • Residents blame drainage problems for Iberia flooding

    July 6, 2010 8:01 PM

    "This was no thunderstorm," Grand Marais resident Michael Rose said of Tuesday morning's storm. "This was just rain!" Rose had just finished draining his house on Olivier street; the rain woke him up early and he put all his valuables on cinderblocks. The mad morning dash to save the furniture... more »
  • Flood Water in Iberia Seeps into Homes

    July 6, 2010 6:50 PM

    Flood waters took over some New Iberia neighborhoods today. Residents on Neco Town Road woke up this morning to a lake surrounding their homes. Ida Lewis said she wasn’t the first to notice the flood water—her dog did. "He thought he had a straight shot and he just... more »
  • Sandbags Offered in Iberia Parish

    July 6, 2010 2:38 PM

    PRESS RELEASE Parish President Ernest Freyou announces that sand bags are available immediately at the Parish Barn located at 5013 Avery Island Road due to the flooding and high water on several Parish roads due to the inclement weather. Sand bags will also be available for personal... more »
  • Flood Insurance Changes

    June 11, 2010 2:52 PM

    In a state where hurricanes-and therefore flooding-are a big worry, homeowners need insurance. State Farm, Louisiana's largest property insurer, says the federal government is not helping out the way it should. It is changing its arrangement with the National Flood Insurance Program. Agents will continue to sell... more »
  • River Half Foot Below Flood Stage

    May 18, 2010 9:40 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River is crest at a half foot below flood stage at Vicksburg when it tops out on Thursday. The river was running at 41.8 feet at Vicksburg on Monday. The revised forecast from the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, La., has the... more »
  • From Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

    December 8, 2009 6:30 AM

    Due to the heavy rainfall there has been wide spread flooding and street closures in New Iberia and Iberia Parish. The Fire Departments are responding to request from residents who are wanting to leave due to the flooding. The fog is adding to the danger of persons traveling in areas... more »
  • New Iberia Railroad & Drainage Getting Fixed

    September 21, 2009 2:24 PM

    New Iberia has always had flooding, water buildup, and drainage problems after it rains, and locals are doubtful that anything will change. "We've always been promised that something's going to be done and we've yet to see anything done about it," said one resident. A big railroad reconstruction... more »

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