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  • Man sends texts as Irma passes through his area

    September 10, 2017 8:32 PM

    KEY LARGO, Fla. - John Huston is riding out the storm in his house on Key Largo, Florida, where he's lived since 1993. His neighborhood is on the Atlantic side of the island, just south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. He's been sharing his experience via... more »
  • NOAA: More active hurricane season possible; Updates forecast

    August 9, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – NOAA updated its outlook for the 2017 hurricane season Wednesday, predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season. Last week, the tropical meteorology project at Colorado State University also increased numbers, maintaining a forecast for above average activity. Meteorologists at NOAA increased the presumed number of... more »
  • Louisianians urged to pre-register for disaster food aid

    June 10, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services agency is encouraging people to pre-register for disaster food stamp aid in case a hurricane strikes the state this year. Disaster food stamps are available to households that wouldn't regularly be eligible for the food assistance, but who need help buying groceries... more »
  • State tax holiday for hurricane preparedness this weekend

    May 22, 2017 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced a sales tax holiday for Hurricane preparedness emergency supplies. The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The sales tax holiday provides a... more »
  • HURRICANE X: the time is now

    May 19, 2017 11:03 AM

    The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time... more »
  • HURRICANE X: know YOUR source

    May 19, 2017 10:59 AM

    Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation to... more »
  • HURRICANE X: prepare your home

    May 19, 2017 10:36 AM

    If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or... more »
  • HURRICANE X: are you covered?

    May 19, 2017 10:32 AM

    With the many and significant threats to property posed by a tropical cyclone, call your insurance company or agent now, before the season. Ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or... more »
  • HURRICANE X: make the plan

    May 19, 2017 10:08 AM

    Determine if whether or not you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you would go and how you would get there if told to evacuate. You do not need... more »
  • HURRICANE X: know your risk

    May 19, 2017 9:45 AM

    On average, over a two year period, 3 hurricanes strike United States coastline with one of them being considered major. Research on tropical cyclone return periods shows that Louisiana averages a hurricane strike every 7-8 years. The last was Isaac in 2012. It’s easy to forget what a hurricane is... more »
  • CSU: hurricane season to have slightly below average activity

    April 6, 2017 10:56 AM

    In an annual extended Atlantic Basin hurricane season forecast, tropical experts at Colorado State University are projecting slightly below normal activity for the 2017 season. The forecast is calling for 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. The research team cites a weak to moderate El Nino... more »
  • Late-season Tropical Storm Otto forms in southwest Caribbean

    November 21, 2016 1:40 PM

    MIAMI - Late-season Tropical Storm Otto has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane in the coming days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) as of 1 p.m. EST Monday and... more »
  • Unusual 2016 hurricane season continues with Invest 96L

    July 28, 2016 10:38 AM

    Newly classified Invest 96L is expected to have a rough transit across the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving the cluster of showers and thunderstorms a 30 percent chance of further development over the next two days and 40 percent chance by early next week. At this... more »
  • Are you covered? The answer is a call away

    May 17, 2016 7:39 AM

    With the many and significant threats to property posed by a tropical cyclone, call your insurance company or agent now, before the season. Ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or... more »
  • Deadly Erika, Joaquin dumped with Patricia as storm names

    April 26, 2016 10:03 AM

    MIAMI - The organization that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin and Patricia following the 2015 season. The World Meteorological Organization announced Monday that Elsa and Julian will be used for future storms in the Atlantic, while Pamela will be used in... more »
  • Houma Civic Center hurricane upgrades completed

    March 16, 2016 9:20 AM

    HOUMA - Renovations to make the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center more resilient to hurricanes have been completed. Beginning in 2012, The Courier reports Terrebonne Parish began the work of hardening key facilities around the parish to allow needed officials and first responders to perform the work of getting the parish back... more »
  • Company settles complaint over Indian workers after Katrina

    December 18, 2015 3:16 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The government says an Alabama-based company will pay about $5 million to settle discrimination claims involving nearly 500 Indians forced to live in crowded, unsanitary camps after coming to work following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the agreement... more »
  • Forecasters confident this hurricane season will be light

    August 6, 2015 11:56 AM

    MIAMI - Forecasters are even more confident that this Atlantic hurricane season will be a breeze. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still warns coastal residents to be vigilant as the six-month season hits its peak. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday gave its forecast calling for... more »
  • Hurricane center: New warnings on storm surge

    December 11, 2014 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see separate warnings about storm surge in addition to warnings about tropical storm- and hurricane-force winds. National Hurricane Center officials said Thursday that separate warnings for storm surge should provide emergency managers and the public with better... more »
  • Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

    September 2, 2014 8:51 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY - Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's... more »
  • St. Helena Parish makes strides in bridge construction Play Video

    August 21, 2014 3:56 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is coming closer and closer to finishing a project they started at the beginning of the year. A total of 5 bridges are a part of a project that the parish has started in order to rebuild the old structures. Residents say the... more »
  • Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

    August 7, 2014 11:52 AM

    HONOLULU - The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands. The temblor struck on the north tip of the Big Island, about 7 miles from Waimea at 6:24 a.m. local time. The U.S. Geological Survey initially announced the... more »

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