Hurricane Coverage

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are sworn in by a Florida official on Sunday in preparation for security details and search and rescue missions there in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

LDWF agents deployed to Florida in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

More than 50 agents, trucks and boats sent to assist with search and rescue efforts
September 11, 2017 at 10:12am
After swamping Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, the remnants of Hurricane Harvey have moved northeast to dump water onto the Toledo Bend region. That has pushed the lake levels up and forced officials to drastically increase the flow through the dam.

Gates opened to relieve pressure on Toledo Bend dam

Tropical Storm Harvey rainfall forces authorities to dump water from massive lake
August 30, 2017 at 3:57pm

LDWF: Rescue volunteers headed to Houston should contact HPD

40 LDWF agents, boats sent to assist search and rescue efforts
August 28, 2017 at 5:16pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing Elmer's Island on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 12 noon until further notice due to Hurricane Harvey.

Elmer’s Island to close Sunday at 12 noon due to Hurricane Harvey

Precautionary closure due to potential storm-related issues
August 25, 2017 at 2:08pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron and Vermilion Parishes due to mandatory evacuations in low-lying areas in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey.

Rockefeller Refuge closed due to Hurricane Harvey

Cameron Parish orders mandatory evacuation south of the Intracoastal Waterway
August 25, 2017 at 10:25am
The barrier islands in the Barataria and Terrebonne basins were slammed when Hurricane Isaac made landfall in late August, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program says.

Barrier islands take hit after Hurricane Isaac, coastal restoration group says

Raccoon Island, Vine Island in Barataria/Terrebonne basins hit particularly hard, BTNEP confirms.
September 28, 2012 at 7:30am
There were some freshwater areas that were devastated by fish kills in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, but LDWF said most areas were spared Hurricane Andrew-like kills.

Hurricane Isaac-related fish kills not as serious as past storms, LDWF says

Some freshwater areas likely affected for a couple of years; saltwater fishing shouldn't be impacted.
September 27, 2012 at 7:00am
Hurricane Isaac delivered a big hit to Breton Sound Marina, but two weeks after the storm the facility is up and running. And fishing reports from the area are great.

Breton Sound Marina open two weeks after Hurricane Isaac

Marina boat launch open; ice, bait, other fishing supplies available.
September 14, 2012 at 8:12am
Delta Marina at the foot of the Empire bridge is fully operational three weeks after Hurricane Isaac passed over lower Plaquemines Parish.

Empire's Delta Marina back in business following Hurricane Isaac

Marina store, restaurant and lodge open; live bait already available.
September 13, 2012 at 10:23am

Pearl River WMA reopened by LDWF

WMA's Old Highway 11 still remains closed, LDWF says.
September 11, 2012 at 3:11pm

Maurepas Swamp WMA reopened

Elm Hall WMA, Elmer's Island, portion of Pearl River WMA remain closed due to Hurricane Isaac, LDWF says.
September 10, 2012 at 12:56pm
Frank Campo Jr. stands before the slab where the metal building at Campo's Marina stood before Hurricane Isaac demolished it.

Campo's Marina rebuilding after severe hit from Hurricane Isaac

Backdown boat launch operational; bait shed, store being rebuilt
September 10, 2012 at 9:41am

Three WMAs reopen

Wildlife management areas were closed because of Hurricane Isaac.
September 07, 2012 at 5:06pm
David Dixon at Bait Inc. works his bait tanks. Dixon said the marina is up and running, and even has live shrimp.

Bait Inc., Fisherman's Friend in Chalmette open for business

Live shrimp available; check with marina's to ensure they are accessbile.
September 07, 2012 at 3:00pm