FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beta to bring several days of rain into Louisiana

While eyes are on Tropical Storm Beta in the western Gulf, our focus is on the local rainfall forecast over the next three days, especially once Beta makes a turn to the northeast and heads towards Louisiana.

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Venetian Isles was dealing with high water from Beta Monday. "I've been back here about 30 years and every year the water seems like it comes up more and more," said Venetian Isles resident David Bordelon.

Boil advisory lifted in Lake Charles for first time since Laura

The boil advisory in the City of Lake Charles has been lifted for the first time since Hurricane Laura struck the area on Aug. 27. The boil advisory was lifted at noon Monday, Sept. 21.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beta heads to Texas; local focus remains on rain

Dry air and wind shear have continued to take a toll on Tropical Storm Beta as it tracks toward the Texas coastline today.

Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency in anticipation of Beta

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Beta and the impacts that Louisiana could possibly see from the storm, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency Monday, Sept. 21.

Ascension & Livingston parishes close waterways in anticipation of tidal surge from Beta

Officials with both Ascension and Livingston Parish have announced that all waterways will be closed to recreational boat traffic beginning Monday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. until further notice.

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Resources for south Louisiana residents
A list of resources for those in south Louisiana.

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