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  • Baton Rouge man dies after hitting levee off River Road

    May 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    On Sunday, May 25, Louisiana State Troopers responded to a vehicle that took the life of one man. Just after 3:30 a.m., 44 year old Jonas E. Heath of Baton Rouge, died from injuries sustained on LA Hwy 327 (River Rd.) north of Ben Hur Rd. in East Baton... more »
  • Levee around 26-acre sinkhole cracking again

    December 24, 2013 9:13 AM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish officials say that the levee around the 26-acre Bayou Corne sinkhole has cracked during a wave of underground micro-tremors. The Advocate reports it's the same area where the earth-and-limestone levee sank a bit and cracks developed in late October. Those were repaired. The... more »
  • Lafourche levee officials unveil website

    December 16, 2013 7:13 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The North Lafourche Levee District has launched a new website at www.northlafourchelevee.com . The Daily Comet reports residents can now watch live Internet streaming of the district's board and committee meetings, sign up for an email newsletter and access meeting agendas and lists of projects. The... more »
  • Levee Nearly Complete Around Vermilion Parish School

    July 19, 2013 6:25 PM

    As we head into the peak of hurricane season and the start of a new school year. Contractors are working to complete a levee project in Vermilion Parish. The levee is to protect two schools, no strangers to flooding. Forked Island E Broussard Elementary is used to cleaning... more »
  • High water, extra Mississippi River levee checks

    February 10, 2012 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's keeping an eye on Mississippi River levees because the river is high. The twice-weekly checks are a precaution because the water is expected to remain high for a while. The corps said Thursday that patrols began this week for... more »
  • Corps to make repairs to Miss. River levee

    September 12, 2011 6:43 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $3.1 million to reinforce parts of the mainline Mississippi River levee at Lake Albemarle and Buck Chute. The Vicksburg Post reports that both were places the Corps and state levee officials scrambled to patch sand boils and stop... more »
  • Corps Completes Levees Around St. Bernard Parish

    June 4, 2011 10:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says St. Bernard Parish - the parish southeast of New Orleans swamped by Katrina - has the best levee system its ever had. On Friday, the corps said an 8.5-mile-long floodwall between Verret and Caernarvon was done. It was the last... more »
  • Mayfield to Play at Levee Breach Site

    May 20, 2011 8:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Musician Irvin Mayfield Jr. will play a hand-built trumpet dedicated to the memory of his father and others who died in the floods of Hurricane Katrina when a historic marker is unveiled in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. The advocacy group Levees.org will host the Friday evening... more »
  • Crews Repairing Bayou Chene Project

    May 19, 2011 11:13 PM

    The Bayou Chene Project in St. Mary Parish was built to prevent back water flooding, but now there are complications. "Bayou Chene is the biggest project we've got going on right now," said St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin. Last weekend crews sank a 20,000 ton barge in... 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 »
  • Suit seeks to halt New Orleans levee work

    January 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit is threatening to slow down or even halt work to strengthen a canal that broke catastrophically during Hurricane Katrina. Homeowners with backyards along the 17th Street Canal filed a civil suit in state court on Jan. 5 to stop the work because they claim... more »
  • North Prong Protection Levee Project Completed

    October 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    KATC's Veronica White will have the latest on the the North Prong protection levee project from Intracoastal city at 5 and 6.
  • Police Call Levee Death 'Senseless"

    October 5, 2010 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group firing their guns into the air on the Mississippi River levee resulted in two people getting shot, and one dying. Another group thought they were being shot at, pulled their guns and fired back. Police spokesman L'Jean McKneely says Darius Augustus, 17, a... more »
  • Fatal Shooting on Levee Investigated

    October 4, 2010 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old has been shot to death on the Mississippi River levee. Darius Augustus was shot Saturday night near the flag poles across from the Baton Rouge dock around 10:50 p.m. A police report says Augustus was standing on the levee with a... more »
  • Terrebonne Levee District Restoring Wetlands

    September 27, 2010 7:25 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has begun an experimental environmental project that officials hope will save millions of dollars to build hurricane protection levees. The Terrebonne Levee District is the first in the state to use its own staff to restore wetlands, work required by law to make up... more »
  • New Orleans levee upgrades nearly ready

    August 27, 2010 9:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina floodedgo with Murray. cent of this city, the Army Corps of Engineers says billions of dollars of work has made the city much safer and many of its defenses could withstand a storm as strong as the deadly 2005 hurricane. Surprisingly,... more »
  • Launch to put Katrina Levee Breaches on National Register of Historic Places

    August 4, 2010 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans organization has launced an effort to have two spots where levees failed during Hurricane Katrina placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Levees.org announced the effort at a news conference Wednesday in the Lower 9th Ward, where many of Katrina's more than... more »
  • Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District Closing flood Gates

    July 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    Due to the threat of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) will close the sector gates on Bayou Little Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday July 23. TLCD officials also anticipate the closing of the Bayou Dularge sector gate the morning of Saturday,... more »
  • BP Asked to Pay to Plug Leaking Levee

    July 10, 2010 3:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish levee officials are asking BP to pay for a temporary plug in a leaking levee, fearing oil from its busted well in the Gulf of Mexico could pass through. The Houma Courier reported the Terrebonne Levee District wants $298,000 for work on the levee... more »
  • Corps puts about $11 M in stimulus money into La

    October 15, 2009 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is spending about $11 million in stimulus money on dikes along the Calcasieu River, navigation floodgates in Lafourche Parish and on the Morganza to the Gulf levee project. The corps says $9.3 million is being spent on repairing foreshore dikes on... more »

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