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Tornado rips through Plaquemine chemical plant

It was around 7:30 Thursday morning when Leonard Reed heard something come across the radio while he was at work.

State of Emergency declared due to severe weather

Governor Jindal has declared a State of Emergency to help provide resources for those areas impacted by severe weather.

Security camera captures tornado touchdown in Plaquemine

Security cameras at an industrial plant rolled as a tornado ripped through Plaquemine.

Flooding in Crowley prompts voluntary evacuation, major road closure

Rising flood waters in Crowley have prompted the closure of a major road and voluntary evacuation of at least one subdivision.

Multiple road closures due to weather

The following road closures have been announced due to weather conditions.

More programs to be eliminated in mental health care for Louisiana's youngest patients

The Early Childhood Supports and Services program works to help with the mental health needs of over 500 children under the age of six in the capital area, but come February will soon be no more thanks to state budget cuts.

Rains soak East Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish

Heavy rains and flooding had an impact today in both East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes. Central residents there saw water creeping closer to their front doors today.

Metro Council approves contract to purchase old Woman’s Hospital for law enforcement

The Metro Council voted and approved the contract from the city-parish to purchase of the old Woman’s Hospital.

Humble hero describes saving rollover crash victim

Chris Pilie says a quick moment of reflection caused him to stop at a crash site, greatly benefiting the woman whose car landed upside-down in a ditch.

Ascension, Livingston Parish waterways closed to recreational boat traffic

Officials with Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish decided jointly to suspend recreational boating until conditions are again safe following the exit of the current rain storm conditions.