Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Plaquemines Parish, LA -
By Ty Gutierrez
Floodwaters from hurricane and tropical storm Isaac are still posing serious problems in rural Louisiana.
Many residents are still being kept away from their homes, and even more may be forced out. Almost a week after hurricane Isaac made landfall, in hard-hit Plaquemines parish, flood victims are applying for federal aid.
And as the national guard airlifts hay to stranded cattle, emotions are raw. "I couldn't stand to see it anymore. The smell is awful. It's just the most, it's one of the most awful things I've ever seen..." said Pat Brister.
Today in St. Tammany parish, the pearl river is expected to crest at 19 and a half feet. And officials are considering whether to evacuate five-thousand homes.
"We have gauges all along the river at different places. We will test to see what those gauges tell us and we will be in touch with the public," said Colonel Ed Fleming of the Army Corps of Engineers.
meanwhile, many flood victims are speculating that some towns outside of new Orleans, like Laplace, Lafitte and Slidell. They are flooded more than usual due to the city's upgraded levee system sot:
"It makes me angry because you're gonna put this flood system up, which is a good thing, but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water," said Charlene Martin.
The Army Corps of Engineers now says it will investigate. But expects to find any impact..."minimal."
"We would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places," said Col. Fleming.