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Slidell Police Officer rescues stranded driver

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www.youtube.com – – 2023-09-05 10:25:00

SUMMARY: In this conversation, one person is trying to help someone in a car who seems to be stuck or in an accident. The person instructs the driver to put the car in park and crawl back towards them. They offer to hold the driver's phone and assure them that they are not in any immediate danger. They discuss finding the driver's purse and suggest meeting in front of Hobby Lobby for a safer location. ends with the driver's son being on the way.

Monday's pop-up storm caused flash flooding across the metro New Orleans area, including Slidell.
The rapidly rising flood waters caused ditches to fill with water and, in some areas blend in with the roadway.

A 76-year-old woman driving in Slidell was caught in the downpour and accidentally drove her SUV into one of those ditches. Her vehicle then flooded and stalled in the water.

That is when Slidell Police Officer Jason Walden came to the rescue. from his body-worn camera shows Officer Walden wading through knee-deep flood water to help the stranded woman out of her vehicle and walk her to safety.

“This, unfortunately, happens quite often when it rains this hard in such a short amount of time. This nice lady was scared at first, but Officer Walden calmed her and reassured her that everything was going to be ok…he even tried his best to keep her dry with his umbrella,” the Slidell Police Department said in a social media video post.

Heavy rain hit Slidell just before noon, causing parts of Gause Blvd. to become impassable. The rains moved to the south shore, dropping seven inches of rain in parts of Lakeview, 5 inches in Mid-City, and 4 in Gentilly.

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New Orleans Weather: Flooding possible Monday with threat for heavy rain

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-03-04 05:24:48

SUMMARY: Today's weather forecast includes fog in the morning, followed by heavy rain and strong storms in the afternoon and evening, with a risk of flooding and isolated tornadoes. The heaviest rain may fall north of the lake, but there is uncertainty in the models. Tomorrow's rain chances are lower, with scattered storms in the afternoon. The rest of the week will be in the seventies, with a chance of showers and storms. Saturday night, daylight saving time begins. The marine forecast is not good today or tomorrow, but Wednesday looks better. High tides are in the afternoon, low tides in the morning.

Strong storms are possible starting Monday afternoon.

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Lafayette fentanyl walk remembers lives lost to drug overdose

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-03-03 22:31:55

SUMMARY: Millie Mattered advocacy group organized a walk to remember those who lost their lives to drug addiction and overdose. The event aimed to provide support and guidance to the community, raise awareness of the ongoing drug epidemic in Louisiana, and honor those who have passed away. Lily Harvey, the director of Millie Mattered Advocacy, shared her own experience of losing her daughter to a fentanyl overdose, which inspired her to help others. Families of loved ones who died from drug overdoses gathered at Girard Park to carry signs and participate in the walk. They encourage people struggling with addiction to reach out to the organization for support.

Families of loved ones who lost their lives to drug overdoses gathered here at Girard Park to raise awareness for the ongoing drug epidemic in Louisiana.

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Historic New Orleans Dew Drop Inn reopens after more than 50 years #music #neworleans

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-03-03 22:27:54

SUMMARY: The iconic music venue and hotel, the d drop in, has reopened after many years. Established in 1939, it became a hotspot for famous black musicians in the 50s and 60s, offering them a safe place to perform and stay. Legends like Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Irma Thomas graced the stage, with Little Richard even writing a song about the venue. After years of anticipation, the do drop in is hosting its first full-length show with Irma Thomas headlining and Deacon John giving a preview. The venue continues to be a significant part of music history in New Orleans.

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