Statewide News

Obama praises rescuers in storm-hit Louisiana

President Barack Obama praised rescuers and volunteers helping clean up after Hurricane Isaac on Monday and offered federal help to beef up flood protection in the stricken area.

Isaac's aftermath: Power outages, flood threats plague Louisiana

Nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf Coast, the effects of the storm were still being felt Monday: From the thousands forced into shelters by flooding to the tens of thousands still living without power in sweltering condit

Central home destroyed by fire caused by generator

A generator is to blame for an early morning house fire in Central. The estimated damage is $250,000.

Tips for insurance policyholders for Hurricane Isaac claims

As Louisiana homeowners begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is offering advice and resources for property owners to assist them in filing a claim and working with insurance adjusters and agen

Boil advisories issued across Louisiana due to damage caused by Isaac

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is issuing boil advisories for the following systems in response to Hurricane Isaac:

High school football Week 1 changes due to Isaac

 Due to the impact of Hurricane Isaac, the following schools have announced changes to games scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31. At this time schools in EBR Parish are scheduled to return for class on Friday.

Hotline open for dialysis patients impacted by Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac threatens southern Louisiana, dialysis patients are particularly vulnerable because they typically need treatment every two to three days, and any substantial delay can be life threatening.

School closures due to Isaac

We will continue to update this page with any school closures as they are announced. As of Monday 9 parishes have announced school closures. Governor Jindal anticipates another 22 parishes to close tomorrow. Ascension Parish:

Isaac on 'verge of becoming a hurricane' as it closes in on Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Isaac is close to becoming a hurricane and is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 storm Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

Isaac closes on the Louisiana coast

With less than a day to go before landfall, governments, business and residents in New Orleans and the central Gulf coast rushed to complete last minute preparations and braced themselves to bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Isaac.