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  • Surge in health law sign-ups

    December 16, 2014 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing... more »
  • Storm Surge and Inland Flooding

    May 26, 2014 11:07 AM

    Considered the most life-threatening of tropical hazards is the storm surge and inland flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines storm surge as an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm's winds. Storm surge can reach heights well over 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles... more »
  • LSU researcher makes waves with storm surge database Play Video

    April 23, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some areas along the Gulf coast may be more susceptible to storm surges than others, according to research done by climatologist at LSU. Hal Needham led the charge to create SURGEDAT, a comprehensive database that compiles storm surge data from hurricanes and tropical storms dating back to... more »
  • Stocks surge as Washington moves to end impasse

    October 10, 2013 2:34 PM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is surging as Washington moves closer to avoiding a default on the U.S. government's debt. The market is on track for its biggest gain since January. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped as much as 310 points to 15,113 in the late afternoon Thursday. House... more »
  • Corps closes N.O. storm surge gate

    October 3, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS-The Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to close a storm-surge gate protecting the New Orleans area as Tropical Storm Karen swirls in the Gulf of Mexico. The Amy Corps says it would begin Thursday afternoon to close a gate designed to keep possible storm surge from... more »
  • Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

    May 24, 2013 10:37 AM

    MIAMI - During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. This season, forecasters hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the... more »
  • Corps: Isaac's path, slow speed caused flooding

    November 9, 2012 6:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
  • Water expected to rise in St. Charles

    August 29, 2012 7:41 PM

    HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish officials say they are watching for rising water as south winds driven by the tail end of Tropical Storm Isaac create storm surge. Officials said the threat is expected on the west bank of the Mississippi River during the overnight hours, especially in neighborhoods south... more »
  • Louisiana sees surge in TV & film projects

    December 2, 2011 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - As cast and crew of the HBO television series "Treme" filmed in the French Quarter, a warehouse elsewhere bustled with stage hands prepping for production on the Will Ferrell comedy "Dog Fight" while a helicopter prepared to take flight for the shooting of the new 3-D IMAX... more »
  • Military families react to planned troop surge

    December 1, 2009 4:13 PM

    Local military families are reacting to President Barack Obama's plan to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. President Obama wants to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. That's 10,000 less than the U.S. Commander in Afghanistan recommended. The President will ask NATO to send the additional 10,000. ... more »

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