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 >>
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -
According to the Director of Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, plans are in the works for a center to help those who are being rescued from their homes in Livingston Parish. This center could house residents until the flood waters recede.
The swollen Tickfaw River is making its way across roads and taking some homes hostage and flooding yards.
The new path for the river has taken some by surprise. "Two families, one had a six month old child. They just didn't think the water was coming up. [I've] never seen it this high," said Mark Harrell, Director of OEP.
Harrell and the Sheriff's Department got Hummers to make rescues, but even those vehicles were not match for that the Tickfaw River did to some roads.
"They're saying they can't drive through it with the Hummer, it'll go under. So they stopped, backed up and got boats in here," said Harrell.
Crews are making their way down about 50 roads, multiple times to see if anyone needs a ride out.
While some are trying to make the best of it, like one man who pulled out his canoe, neighbor Bobby Taylor is looking for answers. "We try to get somebody out here help us find out where water's coming from this quick," said Taylor.
Taylor says the water in his and his neighbor's homes is from a creek behind his house. While he believes the problem is drainage related, others say it is a result of the parish cleaning out a nearby creek; allowing the water to rush through.
For now, Taylor's neighbors are left standing on their steps, watching and hoping the water doesn't continue to rise.
"I got a few sandbags left from last time; put some in some crucial spots. But all I'm asking is someone come out and help us cure the problem," said Taylor.