Thursday, January 10 2013 4:25 AM EST2013-01-10 09:25:00 GMT
Ascension Parish was one of the areas experiencing major flooding problems due to the heavy rains being dumped on southeast Louisiana.Parts of Gonzales saw rising water Wednesday morning. One of thoseMore >>
Ascension Parish was one of the areas experiencing major flooding problems due to the heavy rains being dumped on southeast Louisiana.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 3:54 PM EST2013-01-09 20:54:53 GMT
The almost constant rain, which has been heavy for some areas, has resulted in flood watches and warnings for many parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. The National Weather Service saidMore >>
The almost constant rain, which has been heavy for some areas, has resulted in flood watches and warnings for many parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
WAFB congratulates our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
As another school year ends, WAFB wants to congratulate our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Some roads in southeast Louisiana are closed or barricaded due to flooding in the WAFB viewing area. Sandbags are being made available in some parishes.
Ascension Parish (high water and closures)
President Tommy Martinez announced Monday morning (Jan. 21) all Ascension Parish waterways
will reopen for recreational boat traffic beginning at noon.
All Ascension Parish waterways are closed to recreational boat traffic until further notice.
Livingston Parish Director of Emergency Preparedness Mark Harrell along with Ascension Parish Director of Emergency Preparedness Rick Webre have announced all Livingston Parish waterways are closed. Only legitimate search and rescue boats will be allowed on the waterways.
Sand and bags are available at the following locations and residents are advised to bring their own shovels:
St. Amant Fire Department, 44465 Stringer Bridge Rd., St. Amant
Galvez/Lake Fire Department, 16288 Joe Sevario Road, Galvez
7th District Fire Department, 13398 Roddy Rd., Gonzales
Prairieville VFD Station 31, 17183 Hwy. 929, Prairieville
Lake Martin Area, Corner of Hwy. 431 and Lake Martin Avenue
Geismar VFD, 12171 Hwy. 73, Geismar
Sorrento Town Hall
East Baton Rouge Parish
Eastside Fire Department at 15090 Old Hammond
Fire Station No. 8 at 545 Lobdell
Fire Station No. 14 at 4121 Harding Blvd
Fire Station No. 15 at 3150 Brightside
Fire District - 1 Station #1 - Albany at 29778 South Montpelier Ave.
Fire District - 1 Station #2 - Albany at 32401 Hwy 43
Fire District 2 - Station #1 - Springfield Main at 32280 Terry St.
Fire District 2 - Station #2 - Killian at 31447 Hwy 22
Fire District 2 - Station #3 - Lizard Creek on Hwy 1037
Fire District 2 - Station #5 - Hutchinson at 25389 Hutchinson Rd.
Fire District 3 - Station #1 - Denham Springs at 930 Government St.
Fire District 4 - Station #1 - Walker at 29758 South Palmetto Dr.
Fire District 4 - Station #3 - Watson at 34893 Hwy 1019
Fire District 4 - Station #5 - Port Vincent at 18525 Clio St.
Fire District 4 - Station #9 - Denham Springs at 9100 Hillion Hood Rd.
Fire District 5 - Station #1 - Denham Springs at 8098 Florida Blvd.
Fire District 6 - Station #1 - Livingston at 20550 Circle Dr. (Behind Town Hall)
Fire District 7 - Station #1 - Livingston at 19784 Hwy 42
Fire District 7 - Station #2 - Livingston at 19354 Perilloux Rd.
Fire District 8 - Station #1 - French Settlement at 15160 Hwy 16
Fire District 8 - Station #2 - Maurepas on Hwy 444
Fire District 9 - Station #1 - Maurepas at 23634 Hwy 22
Fire District 9 - Station #2 - Maurepas at 20368 Hwy 22
Fire District 10 - Station #1 - Holden at 30928 Hwy 441
Fire District 11 - Station #1 - Independence at 33815 Hwy 43
Oak Point Shopping Center - Watson on Hwy 16
St. Helena Parish
Self Serve sandbag locations are being set up at the Police Jury office on Hwy 43, the Hillsdale Fire Department Sub-Station on Hwy. 16, North Helena Fire Department on 1043, and the fire station at Dennis Mills
St. Martin Parish
Ruth Barn-Ruth Bridge Hwy
South Barn-Capritto Forty Arpent Rd.
NOTE: Sandbags will be available from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please bring your own shovels to fill the sandbags.
Tangipahoa Parish Government is distributing sand bags at the parish road and bridge facility in Hammond at 44512 West Pleasant Ridge Road and in Rosedale at 63101 Commercial Street until 3:30 p.m. (Thursday)
West Baton Rouge Parish
Sand along with bags has been Placed at Rosehill Fire Station 1 located at 8229 Rosehill Dr for anyone needing sand bags. So far we have not seen any flooding in the rest of the parish but we will be monitoring the weather conditions throughout the day.We have crews on standby to place sand and sand bags at locations in the rest of the parish if the need arises.
Sand and sandbags have also been placed at the Addis Station 1 on La 1 in Addis and Rivault park in Port Allen for those residents needing sandbags.
Due to flooding at the shooting range, public shooting will be cancelled Jan. 10.
Wildlife and Fisheries
All hunting seasons, except waterfowl, on Joyce, Manchac and Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) will be closed starting Jan. 12, 2013, due to high water levels in the Maurepas Basin associated with recent rain events. This hunting season closure on these three WMA's in Ascension, Livingston, St. James, St. John the Baptist and Tangipahoa parishes will remain in effect until further notice.
All hunting seasons, except waterfowl, on Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be closed starting Jan. 11, 2013, due to the river stage at Pearl River, La., reaching 16.5 feet. This hunting season closure on the WMA in southeastern St. Tammany Parish will remain in effect until water levels drop below 16.5 feet.