Severe

Bossier makes sandbags available to parish residents

Level of Lake Bistineau could rise above flood pool stage by early Sunday morning, forecasters say

  Haughton fire station still shut down after Jan. 11 tornado

  The Good Stuff: Worst of times becomes best of times

  Caddo Parish upgrades its emergency alert system

  Storm topples massive tree onto Sibley family’s home

  Funeral set for Oil City man who died in storms

  Classes resume at storm-damaged Benton Middle

Continued Coverage

Caddo Lake State Park re-opens to public after storm damage causes closure

  Haughton area residents face long road to recovery after deadly tornado

Center’s Lakewood community experiences heavy damage from Friday night storms

NWS preliminary report confirms two tornadoes in East Texas, Northwest Louisiana

1 dead in Oil City following severe storms

  Storms claim 3 lives in NW Louisiana; part of I-20 closed

Severe weather likely this evening into tonight

Dangerous storms are expected this evening into tonight.

First Alert Weather Day: Closures, cancellations, delays

Severe weather threat prompts schools, businesses and services to cancel activities or alter schedules

Flights from Tyler Pounds, DFW affected by severe weather

Flights are being affected by severe weather Friday evening.

There are multiple means of getting weather warnings

The Shreveport NWR transmitter, which is temporarily out of service, is not the only way to learn about potentially deadly storms

Alto ISD releasing students early Friday

GOHSEP: Prepare now for possible severe weather this weekend

Gov. Edwards says he’ll sign a state of emergency following severe storms in Louisiana

  Preliminary survey indicates EF-1 tornado hit Claiborne

  Efforts underway to get the homeless out of brutal cold

TxDOT pre-treats roadways in East Texas counties in preparation for winter weather conditions

90-mph winds caused damage Sunday in Bossier Parish

Multiple gusts caused damage from I-20 in Bossier City to Dogwood area east of Red Chute Bayou

  Louisiana school baseball field among storms’ victims

Videos and photographs simply cannot capture the scale of the damage, first-year coach says

  Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

The late-night storms spawned tornadoes in several states, killing at least four people in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Texas governor declares disaster in 16 counties

Among them are Cass, Hunt, Panola, Rusk and Wood

Harry’s in Troup loses two buildings after severe weather hit city late Sunday

Workers could be seen clearing the damage and salvaging supplies by Monday afternoon.

Storms leave damage, power outages in ArkLaTex

More storms are expected to move into the area at or after midnight

EF-1 Tornado confirmed near Lebleu Settlement

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down near Lebleu settlement on Oct. 16

Tropical Storm Imelda forms near Freeport, TX

The Gulf low that has been bringing rain to SE Texas and SW Louisiana over the past couple of days has was quickly upgraded from Tropical Depression Eleven at Noon on Tuesday to Tropical Storm Imelda as it approaches landfall over Freeport, TX as of 1:00 p.m.

  Hot, dry summer sets stage for increased wildfire threat

Fire chief predicts the potential could be as bad as it was in 2011, which he says was a very dry year

Lightning strike injures 10 inmates playing flag football

State officials say it “... came without warning ...”

Power outages impact 9,000+ SWEPCO customers in LA

The bulk of the outages affect 4,080 customers in Bossier Parish and 2,459 customers in Natchitoches Parish

Lightning strike sparks oil storage tank fire

A lightning strike sparked a fire Thursday at an oil storage tank near Garrison, according to Police Chief Tim Barton.

La. Gov. requests federal assistance following Hurricane Barry

On Thursday, Aug. 15 Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major disaster declaration for Louisiana following Hurricane Barry.

Actual vs. ‘feels-like’ temperatures: a difference that matters

It’s a difference that could impact your health

Bossier asks parents to help students stay hydrated

District suggests sending an extra bottle or two of water with their children for the bus ride home

Caddo nation members and tornado survivors join in cleanup day

Volunteers continue to help retsore historic site devastated by tornadoes

Historic 2019 Mississippi River flood officially done

For 226 consecutive days, the Mississippi River was at flood stage, breaking benchmarks set in 1927.

SBA disaster assistance loans available to 6 parishes

The aid comes in response to deadly tornadoes, severe storms April 24-25

6 parishes added to emergency declaration for La. after Barry

Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for a federal emergency disaster declaration has now been expanded to include six more parishes.

The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana announces closures

Officials with The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana have announced closures due to “extreme flooding and road closures”.

  Flash flooding reported in Southwest Arkansas; roads closed

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced two road closures due to high water and washouts.

Handcuffed man slips, falls face-first on wet concrete

“Everybody knows ... you don’t ever want to do stupid stuff when the streets are slippery, ” police say

Terrebonne Parish cleanup, repairs underway after Barry

Despite some levees overtopping, Terrebonne leaders said the flood protection system worked and new additions kept at-risk areas drier than many are used to.

What to do when businesses intentionally raise prices during storms

When you’re already at your limit preparing for potentially dangerous weather to roll into your area, seeing prices on the goods you need to get you through the storm soaring above the amount you normally pay for them can be enough to put you over the edge.

Areas of Lafitte remain flooded after Barry moves through

Mayor Tim Kerner said the levees have been inspected and are working properly, now their main concern is pumping water out of the flooded areas.

Iberia Medical Center evacuated after generators fail during Barry

The Louisiana Department of Health assisted other emergency officials and hospital staff to evacuate Iberia Medical Center shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, July 14.

Houma PD: Three arrested after breaking into boat during Hurricane Barry

The Houma Police Department arrested three people Saturday afternoon who are accused of breaking into a boat during Hurricane Barry.

'Thank god’: Son rescues dad in Myrtle Grove

“Never in a million years did I think it would get like this."

Cancellations and closures due to Barry

Several events in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas have been canceled due to Barry.

  Northwest Louisiana first responders prepare for Tropical Storm Barry

Several area agencies are preparing for Tropical Storm Barry’s impact on Northwest Louisiana and across the state.

Ouachita Parish preparing to house hurricane evacuees from South Louisiana

A state of emergency has been declared in Ouachita Parish

  Waterspout spotted on Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans Lakefront

During Wednesday morning’s severe weather, two waterspouts were spotted on Lake Pontchartrain near the New Orleans Lakefront.

Hot weather has Meals On Wheels drivers checking on senior citizens

“You have to, you have to. You never know what they’re going through"

Lightning strike during July Fourth cookout kills 1, sends 2 to hospital

The Georgetown County Coroner released the identity of the man killed in a lightning strike Thursday afternoon.

  AEP/SWEPCO reports outages affecting 7,411 customers

Utility expects to have most of its service restored by 10 p.m.

AEP/SWEPCO updates its power restoration estimates

Power will be restored to Shreveport-Bossier City customers a day earlier than originally expected, utility reports

Lineman who was shocked in Morris County now 'talking, in good spirits’ but will remain hospitalized

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office said a lineman was airlifted to the hospital after being shocked by power lines.

  Some people’s electricity might be out until Thursday night

AEP/SWEPCO releases new estimates of when power will be restored

  Thousands without power on Monday morning

As storms passed through the ArkLaTex overnight, thousands remain in the dark on the morning of Monday, June 24.

Crews working to restore power to thousands, remove trees from roads after overnight storms

Strong storms have knocked out electricity for thousands of homes and businesses in East Texas. Utility crews were dispatched early Monday to restore service.

  Wind damage prompts evacuation of Bossier City riverboat

The riverboat will remain closed until the boarding ramp is repaired

Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

Pets cannot tell you when they are experiencing signs of heat exposure, so it’s important for you to know the symptoms.

  NWS confirms 2 tornadoes hit the ArkLaTex

An EF-2 struck the Butler Hill Road area in Bossier Parish

Downed trees, flooded roadways reported in East Texas counties following Wednesday’s storms

Storm damage has been reported throughout parts of East Texas after storms rolled through Wednesday afternoon.

  BPSO deputy’s home ‘total loss’ following storm; thankful for his life

A man is thankful he’s alive this morning after a storm tore his home apart followings storms on Thursday morning.

  NWS survey team finds evidence of tornado track in ETX

The National Weather Service in Shreveport is planning to deploy a survey team to East Texas on Wednesday morning.

  Storm damage, power outages reported in the ArkLaTex

Some residents reported damages following a line of storms that moved through the ArkLaTex.

FEMA denies individual storm assistance following deadly April tornado

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will not provide support for individuals effected by the April 24 - 25 tornado.

Morganza Spillway opening delayed again, officials say

The opening of the Morganza Control Structure has been postponed again until June 9.

  Trump approves federal disaster declaration for tornado-stricken parishes

Aid for individual homeowners still is under review

Mandatory evacuation issued for parts of Jefferson County

The breach forced a Flash Flood Warning to be issued by the NWS for the Hollow Bend area.

Strong storms cause power outages across East Texas

Utility crews are working across East Texas early Thursday to restore electricity to homes and businesses after strong storms moved through the region.

  Tornadoes, storms spur damage in East Texas, SE Oklahoma, SW Arkansas

Trees reported down on 3 residences; chicken houses damaged

New early warning siren installed in Marshall

Early warning siren near Oaklawn Municipal Golf Course now in operation

The Latest: Flash-flood warnings in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Forecasters say heavy rainfall is intensifying flooding in already saturated areas along the Oklahoma-Arkansas border

  Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas, clean up

Forecasters say 55 twisters may have touched down Monday across eight states, stretching eastward from Idaho and Colorado.

The Latest: Man hid under mattress to survive Kansas tornado

A least a dozen homes have been destroyed or damaged in Linwood, Kansas, about 30 miles west of Kansas City

Farmers stand to lose entire crop when Morganza Spillway opens

Ted Glaser has been farming in the Morganza floodway in Pointe Coupee Parish since the 80s. Before him, his father farmed the land as well.