Latest News

Throughout the day.

Find the latest breaking news and in-depth features from around Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, right here on 89.9 WWNO.

Genre: 

Pages

Hurricane Isaac
8:33 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Citizens asked to report oily material or oiled debris

It is possible that oil and oily material present in the environment as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will wash up on beaches, barrier islands, marshes, and other areas along Louisiana's coast during and following severe weather events. Members of the public should not handle any oil or oily material, including tarballs, tar mats, or other oily debris.

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
8:22 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Army Corps storm and flood protection overview

A "flyover" overview video of the hurricane and flood protection system ringing the New Orleans region, from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Hurricane Isaac
8:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Red Cross tips on Isaac anxiety

With Isaac poised to make landfall in the same areas of the Gulf Coast struck by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, the American Red Cross has a series of tips for families and individuals in the region that may experience anxiety about the storm and anniversary.

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
8:02 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Baton Rouge airport likely to cancel flights

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is advising all flights scheduled to arrive this evening or Wednesday will most likely be canceled. The flight schedule on Thursday will be based on forecasted weather conditions.

Travelers should check with their airline to confirm if their flight is affected. Travelers can find a list of airlines serving BTR on the airport's website.

Hurricane Isaac
7:46 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Final New Orleans press conference for Tuesday

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with other officials, provide their final update on Hurricane Isaac for Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Hurricane Isaac
7:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Louisiana for Isaac

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional personnel to two nuclear plants in Louisiana in response to the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
7:01 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Updates

In preparation for the storm’s landfall, the Corps has closed or is in the process of closing the following:

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
6:50 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. John the Baptist Parish curfew begins

St. John the Baptist Parish began a curfew at 6 p.m. this evening, according to the parish's website. All residents are advised to stay inside their homes, and all businesses have been ordered closed.

The curfew will continue until further notice.

Read more
Hurricane Isaac
6:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Transportation Department Restaging Buses

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it is in the process of restaging its busing assets to locations outside of the potential path of the storm and away from flood zones to ensure they are accessible for citizens' future use.

DOTD will maintain 10 coaches, one van and one pet carrier at Zephyr field if an immediate need arises.

Hurricane Isaac
6:11 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Cleco Interactive Outage Tracking Map

Pages