Ascension & Livingston Parish to reopen waterways Sunday

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.

  Water remains on roadway, but I-10 ramps reopened in LaPlace

Flooding caused headaches at a major interstate exchange shutting down access ramps. St. John The Baptist Parish President Jaclyn Hotard said protection from the lake is coming, it’s just not a fast process.

  Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas further inland.

Some roads in Livingston Parish flooded due to Beta

A number of roads in Livingston Parish have high water on them as Beta makes its way through the state.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More rain today; drier for the weekend

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact the area today as the center of post-tropical Beta moves into western Louisiana.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Good rain chances continue, but flood threat from Beta diminishing

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall near Matagorda Bay along the mid-Texas coast around 10 p.m. Monday night. And as of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, it has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it meanders just inland of the Texas coast.

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