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  • Pump station work will help protect from floods

    May 29, 2012 9:39 AM

    RACELAND, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish officials say the repair of two pumping stations in the Raceland area will help protect against flooding. The parish will be rebuilding the Cyprien Pump Station, which services the low-lying area south of La. Highway 1 and west of Highway 182. Work will also... more »
  • 3rd month in a row, floods foil tree planting plan

    March 26, 2012 5:49 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - For the third month in a row, flooding has foiled plans to plant 10,000 hardwood trees along streams to restore part of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge. But the flooding is what was intended in the nation's largest flood plain restoration project, Chris Rice of... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • River tops levee, floods north LA farmland

    May 12, 2011 10:52 AM

    BUNCHE'S BEND, La. (AP) - The Mississippi River has topped a levee north of Lake Providence in extreme northeast Louisiana, flooding croplands as an effort by farmers to shore up the 100-year-old structure was thwarted by the rising river. About 12,000 acres behind the 18-mile-long levee, mostly planted in corn... 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 »
  • Gaylord Entertainment Co. Lays Off Employees After Historic Floods

    June 2, 2010 11:07 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gaylord Entertainment Co. is laying off more than 1,700 employees as a result of flooding that inundated the Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry House and other properties in May. In a conference call with investors on Wednesday, CEO Colin Reed said the company informed 1,743... more »

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