The National Hurricane Center has classified Hurricane Laura as a 'Major Hurricane' with the potential for catastrophic storm surges, extreme winds, and flash flooding. The storm is currently a Category 3 hurricane with potential to reach a Category 4 before making landfall. Not only will this directly impact South Louisiana but could potentially cause damage in North Louisiana as well. The National Weather Storm predicts Laura could reach our area as a Category 1 hurricane and cause flash flooding, tornadoes and wind damage. Check back here for all updates on the storm.
Thousands Still without Power in Northwest Louisiana
Swepco crews are working to get all power restored as soon as possible.
President to Lake Charles Residents: “We Will Take Care of You”
Watch the President's visit to Lake Charles and his remarks to residents devastated by the storm.
Inmates from Southwest Louisiana Being Moved to Shreveport
Because of a water outage at a lockup in southwest Louisiana, dozens of inmates are being moved to the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport.
LSU Fan Interrupts Live Weather Broadcast in Shreveport
LSU fans shouts Go Tigers behind a Weather Channel reporter during a live shot from downtown Shreveport.
City of Shreveport Set to Resume Operations Friday
And just like that, the City of Shreveport is ready to resume normal operations the day after Hurricane Laura makes her way through northwest Louisiana!
UPDATE: Storm Shelter Opens for Shreveport Residents
UPDATE: This shelter is now closed.