DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Running public relations interference for Bonnie and Clyde sounds like a bit of a long shot. But Decatur man Charles Flynn is very well-armed: A fascination with the bloody story of the first couple of crime and an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of their tragic... more »
Parts of Delcambre and other coastal towns in Vermilion Parish often get hit hard by hurricanes. Bonnie's status thus far has Becky Broussard, the Director of Emergency Preparedness, breathing easy, but she still says residents need to keep a watchful eye.
"If it does typically flood with heavy... more »
Bonnie may not make a direct hit on Acadiana but, the Office of Emergency Preparedness is warning residents not to be complacent. Officials are hoping Acadiana residents prepare now, so they won't panic later.
Shoppers were passing up the hurricane displays at Home Depot Friday. Even those who admitted... more »
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is carefully monitoring Tropical Storm Bonnie as it heads toward the Gulf of Mexico. As of 11 a.m. today, the National Hurricane Center has predicted the storm would make landfall on the Gulf Coast on Sunday.
There are no plans to close the... more »
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal traveled to the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) where he met with Louisiana Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Hal Turner, Parish President Billy Nungesser and first responders for an assessment of state and local preparations for Tropical Depression Bonnie. Governor Jindal said, "We came to Plaquemines... more »
City Councilman A. J. Bernard (Youngsville's Emergency Coordinator) met with Mayor Wilson Viator and Youngsville city staff this morning to review the status and predictions surrounding Tropical Storm Bonnie. All indications are that this storm might turn out to be a significant rain event for the City of Youngsville. Just... more »
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Simmering distrust on the oil-coated Louisiana coast boiled over Thursday as local officials in coastal parishes mounted an effort to stop the Coast Guard from moving protective boom and other oil spill response equipment out of the way of Tropical Storm Bonnie. St. Tammany Parish President... more »
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Bonnie steamed through the central Bahamas and was approaching the Florida Keys on Friday along a course that is expected to cross over the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Rain and lightning raked the low-lying Turks and Caicos Islands and the... more »
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Work to permanently choke off the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico was at a standstill Friday after ships around the site were ordered to evacuate ahead of the approaching Tropical Storm Bonnie. There had been worries that... more »
Press Release: Following a meeting of the state’s Unified Command Group (UCG), Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference to outline the state’s preparations in response to Tropical Storm Bonnie. Earlier today, Governor Jindal issued an emergency declaration, which will help speed state assistance to parishes in need of... more »