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Sate of Emergency

Flooding Update

Louisiana is once again grappling the effects of serious flooding. Despite sunny skies, waters are still rising ins one parishes and thousands of residents are struggling with water damage. 23 parishes are formally declared states of disaster and another shelter opened on Tuesday.

Weather Watch

Updated 16:12

A simple look at the ominous black clouds outside will reveal that the weather is pretty poor today. The National Weather Service (NWS) said that the forecast remains bleak for the next few days. A series of warnings and advisories about wind and water are in effect for Orleans Parish. In addition, Delgado, UNO, and Nunez have all cancelled classes through Monday.

Southern Hospitality

Tigers Welcome USC to their Den

After the Federal Flood, LSU had to cancel their opener against North Texas and move their Week Two home game against Arizona State University to Tempe. The Tigers did not forgot the experience. After flooding ravaged South Carolina, USC announced that the Gamecocks will have to play a “home game” in Baton Rouge on Saturday (10.10). LSU responded by rolling out the purple carpet.

Flooding May Move USC Game to Tiger Stadium

New Orleanians know a few things about flooding and football teams in diaspora. So, there is little pleasure to be had in the most recent news about LSU’s Saturday (9.10) matchup against the University of South Carolina (USC). The State is reporting that USC may move the SEC showdown to Baton Rouge on account of the devastation in Columbia.

Memorial in Music

Songs of the Storm, Flood, & Recovery

New Orleans is a city built on music. It is no surprise that after Katrina anger about the Federal Flood and love for the Crescent City was manifest in music by artists both local and national. Ten years later, NoDef is looking back at some of the best compositions inspired by the Storm, the levee breach, and the recovery.

Under the Weather

Severe weather battered Louisiana on Monday (4.27) morning. Not stormy, rain on your fest weather, but actual, dangerous stormy weather. The meteorological mayhem resulted in damage, flooding, and cancellations.

Act-ivism: Social Change Film Festival Begins in New Orleans

A new festival is in town, and the celebration has nothing to do with music, food, or drunken antics. The Social Change Film Festival began last year in Bali, but the 2nd annual SCFF made its home a long way from Indonesia, right here in the Big Easy. Today through Sunday, venues across the city will host films and discussions dealing with an issue all too familiar to New Orleanians—water.

Notes from the (Weather) Undergound: Isaac

Isaac is continuing to dance his Cajun two step through SoLa, but the dance has a strange twist. the storm has weakened, but is moving very slowly. NoDef is there, and below are notes of all the latest updates. (Yes, you can flush your toilet again!)

Lee, Part Three

Mayor's Tropical Storm Presser LiveBloged

Sept. 4, 2011

CBD - Once again, we put the Labor Day BBQs on hold, and head over to City Hall for Mayor Mitch's Tropical Storm Lee update. In attendance will be the usual suspects, NOPD Chief Serpas, Fire Department Chief Parent, and reps from Entergy, SWB, et al.

Spilling the Beans

Morganza Opening Live Blogged

With flooding on the way, the normally camera shy Army Corps of Engineers has decided to open up for two press conferences this afternoon. Plans call for theMorganza Spillway to open at 3 p.m. to prevent flooding in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. As the Corps briefs and water moves through the Spillway, we're writing what we hear, and what we see.

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