Monday, January 21 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-01-21 16:50:44 GMT
Several schools and roads have been closed due to flooding in the WAFB viewing area.SchoolsSt. Mary Parish schools and offices will be closed Wednesday due to bad road conditions and flooding.RoadsAscensionMore >>
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday morning all Ascension Parish waterways will reopen for recreational boat traffic beginning at noon.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-01-10 04:47:58 GMT
It was a fight against time for folks at the Stringer Bridge Fire Station in St. Amant Wednesday evening as sandbags were filled. "I think everybody is doing same things getting off work early and justMore >>
It was a fight against time for folks at the Stringer Bridge Fire Station in St. Amant Wednesday evening as sandbags were filled.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 9:24 PM EST2013-01-10 02:24:47 GMT
More rain on the way isn't the relief some in Livingston Parish were hoping fore after getting several inches of water in their yards.Residents say clogged canals and full ditches are keeping the waterMore >>
More rain on the way isn't the relief some in Livingston Parish were hoping fore after getting several inches of water in their yards.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 7:15 PM EST2013-01-10 00:15:28 GMT
A rainy day, while gray and dreary, can be a playground of puddles and fun for the young, but what's lurking in those temporary ponds may not be so friendly. "Pesticides, oil and gas, bacteria, it'sMore >>
With flood watches in effect, if you don't have standing water in your yard already, chances are you will soon. But, before you trudge through the puddles, there are a few health precautions to take.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.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 severe weather that caused tornado warnings Thursday morning has passed through the area, but the threat of additional rainfall remains.
The tornado warning for Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes expired around 8:45 a.m. A flash flood warning was issued for Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist. It is in effect until 1:15 p.m.
A tornado watch remains in effect for the following Louisiana parishes:
East Baton Rouge
West Baton Rouge
The following Mississippi counties are also included:
The tornado watch is scheduled to last until 2 p.m., but that watch will be canceled for areas as the line pushes by.
Meteorologists said an additional 1" to 3" of rain could fall as an advancing cold front pushes through the WAFB viewing area. Thursday's rains will likely begin before sunrise, making for a very messy morning commute. And, with another round of significant rain ahead, expect to see some notable adjustments to the river forecasts.
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a flash flood warning for Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes. It is scheduled to remain in effect until 5:45 a.m.
A Flood Warning has been issued for Livingston Parish until 8:39 p.m. Thursday.
Officials said widespread heavy rainfall has already occurred with amounts of 4" to 6" reported. Localized flash flooding has also been reported and some area rivers have risen above flood stage. Another 2" to 4" are expected with localized higher amounts. The locally higher amounts will be where lines of showers and thunderstorms can form and train over the same regions providing multiple rounds of heavy rain.
Forecasters added since the ground is already very saturated, additional persistent moderate to heavy rainfall will likely cause potentially serious flash flooding. Many rivers are already above flood stage and more heavy rainfall may result in additional rises.
A flash flood watch continues through Thursday afternoon for the following Louisiana parishes:
East Baton Rouge
St. John the Baptist
West Baton Rouge
The following Mississippi counties also fall into this watch zone: