Category Archives: Local

Juneteenth Is Now a National Holiday, But There’s Still More Work to Do

Jenny Singer Sat, June 19, 2021, 6:00 AM·10 min read This Saturday, June 19, is Juneteenth—a holiday that celebrates the end of legal slavery in the United States. Last year, it coincided with an unprecedented national protest demanding accountability for the police killings of Black Americans like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Despite the pandemic,…Read More

Saturday is the brand new ‘unofficial’ start to hurricane season

(CNN)After a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season last year, storm forecasting will get off to an earlier start this year thanks to consecutive years of pre-season activity. At least one named tropical system has formed in the Atlantic prior to June 1 — the official start of the season — every year for the past 6…Read More

Warnings Flash Flood Warning

Warnings Flash Flood Warning

Allen, LA Beauregard, LA Calcasieu, LA Hardin, TX Jasper, TX Newton, TX https://www.kplctv.com/weatheralerts/ The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for… West Central Allen Parish in southwestern Louisiana… Southern Beauregard Parish in southwestern Louisiana… Northwestern Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana… Northeastern Hardin County in southeastern Texas… Southeastern Jasper…Read More

SWLA WEATHER BLOG: Weather alerts and flooding updates

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – May 17 flooding in Southwest Louisiana. HIGH WATER RESCUE · If anyone is trapped in their home, needs help evacuating, or has any other flood-related issues, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3685 911 if it is an emergency. SCHOOL CLOSURES · All Calcasieu schools and facilities…Read More

Search for capsized lift boat crew members continues in Cameron Parish

y Rania Kaur | April 24, 2021 at 7:34 PM CDT – Updated April 24 at 7:35 PM LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – With seven crew members still missing as of Friday, search efforts led by Blake Matthew, director of field operations for the United Cajun Navy, have brought them to Cameron Parish coastlines. “Basically,…Read More