Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is WWNO’s news reporter. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

Her prior experience includes five years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she freelanced stories for U.S. publications. She also worked as a part-time reporter for the Belfast Telegraph during the Clinton-era peace process.

Eileen grew up in the Boston area, and then moved to California where she worked at newspapers throughout the state. Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Suggests Reviewing Hurricane Isaac Responses

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city responded well to the crisis posed by Hurricane Isaac. But he has some suggestions for improvements — especially regarding power outages.

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Latest News
6:45 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

BP Says Oil From 2010 Spill Washing Ashore After Isaac

BP says oil that gushed from its undersea well two years ago is washing up along the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Isaac is being blamed for churning up the sludge.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Testing Under Way To Determine If Oil Surfacing After Isaac Stems From BP Spill

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing off 13 miles of waters off Port Fouchon after a tar mat and tar balls surfaced. The Coast Guard is not yet ready to say it’s oil from the BP spill two years ago.

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Hurricane Isaac
7:10 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Coast Guard Investigating Pollution Reports From Hurricane Isaac

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of pollution caused by Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast. Cases range from oiled wildlife to overturned railcars containing hazardous chemicals.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

President Obama Tours Isaac Damage

A week after signing an emergency declaration, President Obama saw first-hand the damage Hurricane Isaac inflicted in parts of Louisiana. Thousands are still without power, with temperatures in the 90s.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:05 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Oil Production Coming Back Online

Oil production is resuming in the Gulf of Mexico and at refineries in the coastal regions hit by Hurricane Isaac. However, power outages are slowing the process.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

President Obama Coming to New Orleans for Issac Recovery Update

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will be joining President Obama when he arrives in New Orleans on Labor Day to review the region's recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Landrieu says she’ll be pressing him for more support of offshore revenue sharing.

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Hurricane Isaac
7:35 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Corps of Engineers Reviewing Storm Surge Model

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is checking if its new levee system built around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina put other communities at greater risk. Some residents say they’re suffering unprecedented flooding after Hurricane Isaac.

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Hurricane Isaac
2:00 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Entergy: Power Could Be Out Several More Days

Hundreds of utility trucks were staged in New Orleans East, two days after Hurricane Isaac passed through the city.
Erin Krall WWNO

Pressure is mounting on the main power company in the New Orleans region to restore service knocked out by Hurricane Isaac. Relief may take several more days.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:30 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Entergy Ranks Isaac Fourth-Most-Damaging Storm for Outages

Eileen Fleming WWNO

It’s Day Four in New Orleans’ Isaac experience, and massive power outages are still hampering the recovery.

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