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  • Cold, rain forecast for Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    March 4, 2014 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Despite rain and cold in Tuesday's forecast, thousands of people were expected to line the traditional parade routes overnight to get a prime spot for Mardi Gras - New Orleans' biggest show. Mark Nelson, of St. Louis, will be attending his first Fat Tuesday. He said... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida

    June 25, 2012 11:22 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center is changing the tropical storm warning area along the Gulf coast as Debby meanders near Florida. Debby is drenching the state with rain and has caused flooding. The tropical storm warning area shifted farther south Monday to encompass much of Florida's Gulf coast.... more »
  • Water emergency stays despite rain

    April 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place. The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will... more »
  • Heavy rain continues across Louisiana

    March 21, 2012 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Slow, strong storms are slogging through Louisiana, making a major mess from the Arkansas border to the Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rains closed at least a dozen school systems Wednesday in the west and Cajun country. On the coast, days of strong southerly winds ahead of... 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 »
  • Rain Flushes Salt Water from Louisiana Canals

    February 12, 2012 1:39 PM

    Recent heavy rain has helped push out salt water that had been creeping north from the Gulf of Mexico and threatened the salt-sensitive rice crop in southwest Louisiana, where many farmers depend on surface water from canals to irrigate their fields. The Advocate reports ( ) that figures from... 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 »
  • Mosquito Numbers on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 3:20 AM

    Recent wet weather in Acadiana has been perfect for mosquitoes, some places seeing a six-fold increase in the summer nuisance. "Mosquitoes are weather-driven, specifically rainfall," Glenn Stokes with Mosquito Control Contractors Incorporated, which handles mosquito abatement for Lafayette, Acadia and St. Mary Parishes. MCCI has increased nighttime spraying... more »
  • Farmers are Ready for a Break from the Rain

    July 27, 2011 7:19 PM

    It's going on three weeks of constant rain in some parts of Acadiana. Many residents are getting tired of it and so are local farmers. During the first few weeks of Summer Sugarcane Farmer, Tim Albert, said, "we were getting concerned. We were actually on vacation when it started... more »
  • Finally some rain for rice farms; drought continues

    June 10, 2011 12:09 AM

    Another round of showers Thursday has some farmers jumping for joy and others even believing some old cajun folklore. June 8th was officially St. Medard's day. Legend has it if it rains on the eighth of June, there will be a "wet harvest," but even with these brief showers, drought... more »
  • Storms Rip Through Eunice

    June 5, 2011 11:51 PM

    Hot heavy days and wild nights, that's the weather recap this weekend. Severe storms came on the tail end of severe record heat. KATC'S Chris Welty spent Sunday in Eunice and saw the damage first hand. "It was wicked for about 15 minutes man," said Charles Daigle. ... more »
  • More Evacuations in Memphis as Mississippi Rises

    May 8, 2011 11:41 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) - The swollen Mississippi River has swamped houses in Memphis and threatens to consume many more, but its rise has been slow enough that some people were clinging to their normal lives just a bit longer. That much was clear Sunday from an unexpected smell - barbecue... more »
  • High winds, rain, hit South; at least 7 killed

    April 5, 2011 9:39 AM

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - At least seven people died in the South as fast-moving spring storms packing high winds, hail and lightning blew through the region, uprooting trees and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands, including in metro Atlanta. The storms were part of a system that cut a... more »
  • Acadia Parish Fights Flames Despite Burn Ban

    October 6, 2010 2:57 PM

    The entire state is under a burn ban, and Acadia Parish is battling the blazes as people are not following the advisory. The state is not getting enough rain-- and dry grass means more fires. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon says the situation is critical, as their 911... more »
  • Avoyelles Parish Hit Hard by Rain

    August 18, 2010 7:07 PM

    Rain fall hit Avoyelles Parish hard today. According to Doppler Estimates, some parts of the area got anywhere from 10-to-15 inches of rain. The flood waters left some residents off Highway 107 wading in a foot of water. Homeowner, Terry Armand, said "I went to the kitchen at 6:30... 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 »
  • Festival Fun; Rain or Shine

    April 23, 2010 11:50 PM

    Much like the music, wind whipped through the streets of downtown Lafayette Friday, and a light mist at night prompted some to pop their umbrellas. While crowds seemed a little thinner than they were Thursday night, many festival-goers embraced the conditions. "It's perfect, it's cool, it's peaceful, it's wonderful, come... more »
  • Storm Damage in Acadia Parish

    March 25, 2010 2:19 PM

    A strong line of storms tore through parts of Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Acadia Parishes early Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage. Several Iota families had a startling wake up call early. "I told the wife and the baby, y'all get on the floor, it's coming,"... more »
  • Acadian Village Cancellations Impact Non-Profit

    December 15, 2009 3:54 PM

    Noel Acadien au Village was cancelled Tuesday for the sixth time in the past ten days due to rain conditions. Not only is it disappointing for the volunteers and visitors, but also for a local non-profit. The Village is the major fundraiser for LARC, an organizaton which helps those... more »
  • Acadian Village Closed Due To Weather

    December 14, 2009 5:03 PM

    Noel Acadien au Village is closed on Monday, December 14, 2009 due to the rain in the forecast
  • Resident Cleanup After Floods in New Iberia

    December 9, 2009 6:56 PM

    Clean-up is underway following this week's heavy rain and floods in New Iberia. Several streets were under water. The worst of it was centered around Shot and Shelton Streets. Water even managed to pour into elevated homes.Eight inches of rain and fast flood waters left some families with a huge... more »
  • Rayne Parade Postponed Again

    December 8, 2009 9:20 AM

    Due to another day of inclement weather, The City of Rayne’s Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9 th at 6pm.
  • 53 parishes declared natural disaster

    November 30, 2009 3:41 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared 53 parishes as primary natural disaster areas and ten parishes as contiguous disaster areas due to a combination of disasters including a severe drought and excessive rainfall that caused production losses for farmers throughout the state.... more »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 24th

    September 24, 2009 8:09 AM

    State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... 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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