Weathering The Storm 2014

Weather Blog

  • Gonna be hot

    July 25, 2014

    Added sunshine and drier air aloft will lead to a hot weekend in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.

    Forecast Summary: A ridge of higher pressure, warmer temperatures and drier air aloft will build into the region today. Such an airmass will squash widespread development of showers and thunderstorms which flare up... more »

Hurricane Preparedness Guides

Guides from Hurricane Preparedness Week

Plan for the storm - Once a storm has developed, there is far too little time to make adequate preparations to ensure the full safety of life and property.

Forecasting the storm - How hurricane forecasts are developed, and what information they contain.

Hurricane winds - High winds can create extreme destruction, are easier to forecast than storm surges, and serve as the marker for which hurricanes are rated.

Storm surge - The most life-threatening of tropical hazards is storm surge and inland flooding from a hurricane.

After the storm - Tips for dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane in your area.

Emergency Info

When a hurricane watch or warning is issued
Hurricane watch and warning procedures.

When to evacuate
Evacuation procedural tips.

Pet care in disasters
Tips for evacuation of your pet(s).

Emergency contact information
List of important emergency numbers.

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