Plaquemines Parish continues long history with disasters


The Jefferson Parish coroner, Gerry Cvitanovich, confirms that his office is holding two bodies from Plaquemines Parish, a male and a female, who appeared to have died from drowning. The Jefferson Parish coroner typically

August 30, 2012 (NEW ORLEANS) — Isaac dropped unrelenting rain Thursday, flooding areas north and south of New Orleans, and officials had to scramble to evacuate and rescue people as waters quickly rose. Inside the city, there were bursts of sunshine,

But in Isaac, the residents of Plaquemines Parish are battling an adversary some fear they may have underestimated, even as it weakens to a tropical storm. "We've never seen it this bad — the way this wind is shifting," said Alvin Sylve, a 52-year-old

By Mike Esterl. In Plaquemines Parish, a rural area with about 25,000 residents south of New Orleans, officials ordered new evacuations as Isaac's slow movement and heavy rains put more neighborhoods at risk. “We've never seen anything like this, not

Plaquemines Parish president: Moving equipment in place to intentionally breach back levees on east and west bank – @MRodriguezWWL.