Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:29:03 GMT
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The damage and debris connected to Isaac may be all but forgotten, but the bills associated with the storm are still leaving their mark in East Baton Rouge Parish.
"I think we did a good job," said David Guillory, Director of EBR's Department of Public Works.
Guillory says Isaac left behind over $9 million in costs for the parish with more than $6 million of that coming from the collection and processing of storm debris.
"I think we worked 35 calendar days, 7 days a week until we were considered substantially complete with the debris cleanup, there may have been some straggling days and streets but it was 35 calendar days," added Guillory.
Guillory says paying for Isaac will ultimately be broken down on a 75 to 25 ratio with FEMA handling the larger portion but that will still leave the parish with more than $2.1 million in costs not covered. Guillory adds however, that is nothing compared to the price tag that came along with Gustav.
"The cost of that storm was in the range of $53 or $55 million compared to 9," said Guillory.
East Baton Rouge ultimately paid around $8 million for Gustav after FEMA handled 90 percent of the costs and like Isaac, it was paid from the parish's reserve fund made of taxpayer dollars.
"I think the process will move fairly quickly with this storm from my conversations with the state they want to close out this storm relatively quickly," added Guillory.