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LDWF agents deployed to Florida in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headed to Florida on Sunday to assist with security and search and rescue efforts there in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

September 11, 2017 at 10:12 am

Gates opened to relieve pressure on Toledo Bend dam

As Hurricane Harvey vomited trillions of gallons of water onto the Houston region, Toledo Bend officials started running water through the dam to pull down the lake levels — just in case.

Yesterday, the situation didn't look too dire. Toledo Bend was marking 171.35 feet, two gates were cracked open and both generators in the dam were running 24 hours a day.

Today, however, Harvey made its second U.S. landfall in Cameron Parish and the deluge moved to the Toledo Bend region. By 2:30 p.m., the lake had jumped to 172.86 feet and officials cracked open more gates to more than double the outflow.

August 30, 2017 at 3:57 pm

LDWF: Rescue volunteers headed to Houston should contact HPD

The Houston Police Department is requesting that volunteers with boats who are headed to the city to assist with search and rescue efforts in the wake of massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey call them for directions and information first.

August 28, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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

Editor's Note: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries updated this story later Friday to indicate the island will close at 12 noon on Sunday....

If you’re heading to Elmer’s Island this weekend to fish or watch Ride the Bull unfold in Caminada Pass, you’re good to go — but be aware that the island will close at 6 p.m. Sunday in anticipation of possible effects from Hurricane Harvey.

August 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Rockefeller Refuge closed due to Hurricane Harvey

Some Louisiana residents are already dealing with potential impacts from Hurricane Harvey — and the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge has already shut its doors until further notice in advance of the rapidly strengthening storm.

August 25, 2017 at 10:25 am

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

It is well understood that the coastal areas of Louisiana are rapidly eroding. And the day-to-day erosion advances whenever storm events such as Hurricane Isaac batter the state’s coastal areas.

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources reports that as more wetlands and coastal areas are lost to erosion the more upland parts of the state are exposed to severe weather.Read More...
September 28, 2012 at 7:30 am

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

Final numbers aren’t in yet, but the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said anglers in certain freshwater areas of Southeast Louisiana likely will feel the impact of Hurricane Isaac-related fish kills.

“Bayou Lafourche and the Amite River were some of the worst hit,” the LDWF’s Mike Wood said. “They were there in the epicenter of it and where we got the most calls.”Read More...
September 27, 2012 at 7:00 am

Breton Sound Marina open two weeks after Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac was not kind to Hopedale’s Breton Sound Marina, but it’s back in business, owner Glenn Sanchez said.

The Category 1 storm destroyed the trailer housing the marina office, store and bathrooms, and the facility’s bait shop had the siding peeled off. Everything was marinated in 6 to 8 feet of swamp muck, grass and salt water.Read More...
September 14, 2012 at 8:12 am

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