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Severe Weather Resources: Check outages, closures & more - And get the KNOE Weather App here

File photo of severe weather damage. / Source: KNOE
File photo of severe weather damage. / Source: KNOE(KNOE)
Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 10:32 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2020 at 7:53 PM CDT
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This page has links to information you can use during any severe weather event in our area. Bookmark this page and come back anytime severe weather strikes. If you have breaking news call the newsroom at 318-388-8888. For non-urgent news, you can call or email news@knoe.com.

The first thing you should do is download the KNOE Weather app and the KNOE News app for your Android or iOS device. Why? Because you can get targeted severe weather alerts tailored to your location or any location of your choosing. You can also get notified of important closures. See the following sections for details.

GET TARGETED SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS

With the KNOE 8 Weather App, you’ll have local weather conditions at your fingertips, daily video forecasts from our team of meteorologists, and access to an interactive radar! But more importantly, the KNOE Weather app can give you targeted weather alerts based on precise locations. Instead of getting notified when your city or parish, in general, is included in a weather alert, you can know when your home is included in a severe weather alert. With the “Follow Me” feature, you can also be alerted when you are within the bounds of an alert, based on your phone’s GPS data, anywhere in the U.S.

You can set up these notifications for multiple locations, as well. Set up notifications for your senior parent’s home, your son or daughter’s new apartment, and any other location that’s important to you. You can get these alerts no matter where you are, even if you are out of state. Only the “Follow Me” feature requires GPS. Other locations you specify do not.

GET BREAKING NEWS AND SCHOOL-SPECIFIC CLOSURES

The KNOE 8 News app gives you access to daily breaking news alerts as well as alerts on the most interesting stories of the day. When it comes to severe weather, the KNOE News app can help keep you informed about the biggest weather developments and those all-important school closures. You can even sign up to get closure notifications for your specific school. Just open the app, click on the menu (three dots) at the top-right, and select ‘Settings,’ then ‘Closings.’ Simply select your school or organization from the list and you will get a notification when we report a closure, even for the smallest schools!

KNOE SEVERE WEATHER RESOURCES

When severe weather strikes the area, you can use these resources to keep up-to-date on the latest conditions. Bookmark this page and use this first set of links to navigate KNOE.com’s on-site resources. The

GOVERNMENT & OFFICIAL RESOURCES

The following buttons are links to important government and official websites which you can use to check road conditions, power outages, and more. These links will take you to other websites.

POWER OUTAGES & ROAD CLOSURES
For road conditions, Entergy outages, and other severe weather information, click/tap the following buttons: Entergy Outages for Northeast Louisiana Areas with Tornado Sirens River Levels Road Reports for Northeast Louisiana (*Road conditions aren't updated until roads can be surveyed.)
EXTREME HEAT
Severe heat can also be a problem during the summer months. The following links are resources you can use to keep up to date on burn bans, fire threat levels, and more. Fire Threat & Danger Levels Burn Bans in Louisiana

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