Flooding has already begun in areas outside of New Orleans. The tidal surge pushed water onto roadways, lawns, and docks in parts of coastal Mississippi.
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Police in Kenner, Louisiana, say three brothers have been accused of raping a 10-year-old girl after forcing their way into a bathroom where she was hiding.
Storm-weary residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast are preparing for a new weather onslaught as Tropical Storm Sally churns toward them.
A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran celebrated his 111th birthday this weekend.
The boy was arrested Sept. 7 on a charge of second-degree murder, authorities said.
So far 18 deaths in Texas and Louisiana have been attributed to the storm; more than half of those people were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators.
The remnants of Hurricane Laura are unleashing heavy rain hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and destruction left along the northwest Gulf Coast.
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury had voted just weeks prior to leave the South’s Defenders Monument on the grounds of the courthouse.
One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. pounded the Gulf Coast with wind and rain early Thursday morning, but Laura rapidly weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm by afternoon.
Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with heavy wind and torrential rain, unleashing a wall of seawater on cities in its path.
The governor of Louisiana says four people, including a 14-year-old girl and an 68-year-old man, were killed by falling trees as Hurricane Laura moved through the state.
The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation and grim warning to residents choosing to ride out Hurricane Laura rather than evacuate.
The storm's power is raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters say would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities on the Texas and Louisiana coast.
Hurricane Laura made landfall and brings unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves that will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana.
Storm surge from Laura could reach up to 30 miles inland, say forecasters
More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and another 200,000 were ordered to leave low-lying Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana, where forecasters said as much as 13 feet (3.96 meters) of storm surge topped by waves could submerge whole communities.
Laura became a hurricane on Tuesday morning as it entered the warm and deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, gathering strength on a path to hit the U.S. coastline early Thursday as a major hurricane that could unleash a surge of seawater higher than a basketball hoop and swamp entire towns.
The two-storm combination could bring a history-making onslaught of wind and coastal flooding from Texas to Alabama, all complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, forecasters said.
Rapper Kanye West has filed paperwork just ahead of the deadline to appear on the presidential ballot in Louisiana in November.