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  1. Pat Shingleton: Gustav and a Quake..."Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WBRZ

    The month of August and early September appear to be the worst months for Baton Rouge and Louisiana disasters. In addition to yesterday's column here's another excerpt that I wrote as it appeared in The Advocate on this date in 2008.

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  2. Pat Shingleton: "Flashbacks to August 2005"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 29 | WBRZ

    These are columns that appeared in The Advocate on August 29th and 29th in 2005...."Hurricane Katrina's engine is being fueled by a high-octane source - the hot waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The warmer the Gulf, the stronger Katrina gets.

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  3. Fans reminded of Wisconsin's Lambeau Field policies before LSU season openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 29 | WBRZ

    BATON ROUGE As the Lambeau Field College Classic approaches, LSU and Wisconsin fans who plan on attending the season-opener football game are reminded of Lambeau Field's carry-in policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Wisconsin's Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC.

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  4. Sales tax refunds available for property destroyed in 2016 floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | WBRZ

    Taxpayers in certain parishes can claim refunds for state sales taxes paid on personal property destroyed by last week's historic flooding or the March 2016 flooding. According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, those refunds are only available to residents living in a parish declared a federal disaster area.

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  5. EBR collects 51,000 cubic yards of debris in first weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | WBRZ

    BATON ROUGE Mayor-President Kip Holden announced Friday that crews have collected more than 51,000 cubic yards of flood debris over the last week, and that number will continue to grow. And the work is expected to continue.

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  6. Baton Rouge area gets rain amid flood recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 21 | WBRZ

    Parts of the Baton Rouge were getting thunderstorms with heavy rain as people continued cleaning out homes to recover from recent flooding. The National Weather Service says 2 to 3 inches of rain fell Sunday, and the area was under a flash flood warning until late afternoon.

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  7. Power being restored throughout south LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | WBRZ

    Crews with Entergy-Louisiana from four states are walking through neighborhoods across south Louisiana, inspecting electrical equipment and working to re-energize lines where it is safe to do so. As of 5 a.m. Friday, the number of customers without power due to flooding had dropped to just under 6,000 from Tuesday night's peak of more than 32,000 customers.

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  8. Wednesday Evening Rainfall Causes Rivers to Rise AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WBRZ

    Torrential thunderstorms with heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Baton Rouge area early Wednesday evening dropping nearly four inches of rain in an area raging from Baton Rouge to north of Zachary. This rain fell over an area that already has seen upwards of 15-20 inches over the last week causing some area rivers, that were previously falling, to begin rising again.

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  9. Rivers receding around the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WBRZ

    For the first time since Early Friday, the Amite River at Denham Springs has fallen below flood stage. Many area rivers are still above flood stages, but the levels are moving down quickly.

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  10. River and backwater flooding continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WBRZ

    Many area rivers are still above their previous record flood stages, but most area rivers are beginning to fall. Areas that need to continue monitoring river levels are residents south of Baton Rouge and south of I-12.

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  11. Nearly 14,000 without power as high water threatens equipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WBRZ

    BATON ROUGE Nearly 14,000 Entergy customers are without power Monday as crews work across central Louisiana to restore power. The vast majority of customers without power are concentrated in Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes.

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  12. Rivers beginning to fall for some but not allRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WBRZ

    May area rivers are still above their previous record flood stages, but most area rivers are beginning to fall. Areas that need to continue monitoring river levels are residents south of Baton Rouge and south of I-12.

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  13. 10,000 in shelters after catastrophic floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | WBRZ

    More than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes and search efforts will continue on Monday as widespread, catastrophic flooding came to south Louisiana. The rising water was centered around Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and surrounding parishes.

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  14. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | WBRZ

    Maj. Doug Cain of the Louisiana State Police said Sunday that so far 18,000 people have been rescued from East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes.

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  15. Entergy to cut power to 4k as substation threatened by flood waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | WBRZ

    Entergy expects to cut power to about 4,500 residence in southeast Baton Rouge due to rising water around a substation. The shutdown could happen within the hour, but Entergy officials say they will wait as long as possible.

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  16. Pat Shingleton: "Never Before, Hopefully Never Again..."Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | WBRZ

    The short list of weather events that I have experienced includes the coverage of every tropical storm and hurricane that crossed the Gulf of Mexico for the last 40 years. Snow events I can probably count on both hands with record heat on one hand.

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  17. Sunday's Fan Day, Media Day Activities CancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | WBRZ

    BATON ROUGE Due to the continued rain and flooding across Louisiana, LSU has cancelled Football Fan Day and Media Day, which were both scheduled to be held on campus on Sunday. said.

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  18. SLIDESHOW: Inclement weather brings flooding to Capital AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | WBRZ

    Storms brought flash flooding to the Capital Area overnight and images have been pouring in via social media. Here's a collection of some of the pictures you've sent us.

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  19. Pat Shingleton: "Another Allison????"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | WBRZ

    Baton Rouge is in the "bullseye" for flooding from now until Saturday evening. Predictions are already in place for the Amite, Comite, Tickfaw and Tangipahoa Rivers to be out of bank full and slow to subside until next week.

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  20. High risk for flash flooding through Saturday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | WBRZ

    After some areas of the Bayou State have already received over a foot of rain since Wednesday, an additional 4-7" of rain is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. The National Atomospheric and Oceanic Administration's Weather Prediction Center has issued a HIGH risk for FLASH FLOODING through Saturday morning.

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