Livingston Parish

Remembering the August 2016 Flood: A Video by the Cajun Army

The Cajun Army posted a video today on Facebook – a video that recounts the devastation of the flood that fateful weekend in August 2016. Please know that there are still those struggling to recover.

Advertisements

The Advocate on the 1983 Flood

An April 8, 2013 article from Baton Rouge’s The Advocate has been making its rounds on Facebook. The article is titled “Hell and High Water: The Devastating Flood of Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes in 1983” (by Bob Anderson and Bret McCormick) and marked the 30th anniversary of the devastating flood.

I was young when the ’83 Flood occurred; I don’t recall much of the actual event. What I do recall is seeing water up to the old TG&Y on Range Ave., and drawing a picture of the flood for class. According to the Anderson and McCormick article, it appears that the events of the flood are eerily similar to the 2016 Flood: (more…)

56-hour Loop Shows Why the Storm Without a Name Flooded Louisiana

Stu Ostro, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel, created this video of the storm that dumped between 20-30 inches of rain in southeast Louisiana over two days. The loop consists of the weather radar from August 12-14. Click here for the original video:

(more…)