FOX 48 Updates

Slidell resident killed while driving through floodwater

On Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:40 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on the I-10 eastbound onramp from Oak Harbor Blvd. in St. Tammany Parish.

Jindal: Waters will remain high for several days; heat a factor

Governor Jindal has held daily press conferences since Monday, Aug. 27 to update citizens on the state’s efforts for issues related to Hurricane Isaac.

Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down I-10 West in Baton Rouge at I-110 split

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. an 18-wheeler carrying bottled water overturned at the I-10/I-110 split. The weight of the cargo shifted as the truck entered the curve, causing the crash.

Reporters embedded with National Guard during Hurricane Isaac water rescue

For all the warnings we hear from government officials, some people will always be stranded in rising floodwaters during a hurricane.

Jindal: Evacuate now if you're near Tangipahoa River

Governor Jindal held a press conference this afternoon to update residents in Tangipahoa Parish on the flooding threat. He warns all to take the evacuation warning seriously.

Mandatory evacuation of Tangipahoa River area to force 50K out

UPDATE: We're now told that the dam is "damaged," which is less severe than they originally thought. However, a manditory evacuation still stands for all areas within a mile of the Tangipahoa River.

Isaac may cause you to boil water

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is urging residents to boil water in case of problems with local water systems due to Hurricane Isaac.

Le Tour de Bayou comes to Alexandria

Mark your calendars, air up your tires, wash your tennis and get ready to ride, roll, walk or stroll along the bayou. The first annual Le Tour de Bayou, hosted by Kent Plantation House will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Debit card fees waived this week for unemployment claimants, some DCFS program recipients

The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced that Chase will waive fees to assist families and individuals affected by Hurricane Isaac.