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  • Better Safe than Sorry: Acadiana Prepares for Isaac

    August 26, 2012 7:39 PM

    As fast as you can move a generator, they've been flying off shelves and floors of hardware stores across Acadiana. "More supplies will be on the way so right now we're selling down pretty quickly," said Lowes Assistant Store Manager Seth Veron. Veron said when it comes to... more »
  • Tropical storm warnings after new depression forms

    August 21, 2012 9:26 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic prompting tropical storm warnings to be issued across a swath of islands in the Caribbean. The depression has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph (55 kph) early Tuesday but is expected to strengthen and become a tropical storm... more »
  • Tropical Storm Maria Headed Toward Lesser Antilles

    September 9, 2011 9:29 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Maria is heading toward the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic while Tropical Storm Nate is moving little in the Bay of Campeche off Mexico's coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical... more »
  • Delcambre Flood Waters Recede Quickly

    September 5, 2011 6:57 PM

    Tropical Storm Lee impacted Louisiana's coast with plenty of rain and wind. While most of Acadiana did not see the full potential of the storm, some communities found themselves underwater. In Delcambre, several streets closed off due a foot or more of flooding. But on Monday, conditions were all dried... more »
  • Cypremort Point Aftermath

    September 4, 2011 11:51 PM

    As expected, coastal areas of Acadiana dealt with floods Sunday, and one area also hard hit was Cypremort Point. Just after one am in Cypremort Point, the wind started whipping harder and the water started rising. "We had some pretty serious squalls that came through like feeder band... more »
  • Cypremort Point Braces for Storm

    September 2, 2011 11:12 PM

    People down in Cypremort Point are already taking precautions as Tropical Storm Lee inches toward the bay. During the day Friday, Lee didn't seem too threatening in Cypremort Point, but people there aren't taking any chances. "There had to be over a 100 boats left today, there was some... more »
  • TD #13 Comparable to TS Allison and Hurricane Juan

    September 1, 2011 11:46 PM

    While the winds have picked up and some limited rain has started to fall, it's still unclear what kind of weather event Tropical Depression 13 is going to be. And that has some people looking to the past. When Tropical Storm Allison first popped up on the radar, many... more »
  • After Irene: Little Damage Seen in Many Places

    August 28, 2011 11:59 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - From North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.... more »
  • Irene Makes Landfall on Quiet, Anxious NYC

    August 28, 2011 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Rainfall overflowed sewers and seawater lapped at sidewalks at the edges of New York City from densely populated lower Manhattan to the far reaches of Queens as a weakening Irene made landfall over Coney Island early Sunday. Sections of the thoroughfares on the east and west... more »
  • Irene Weakens Slightly over New York State

    August 28, 2011 11:49 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Irene has weakened slightly over New York state. The National Hurricane Center said late Sunday morning that the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds had decreased to about 60 mph. Irene was to continue weakening as it passes over New England, and it's expected to move... more »
  • Travelers Wait for Flights to Resume After Irene

    August 28, 2011 11:39 AM

    Travelers across the nation waited for flights to resume in and out of East Coast airports that were closed by Tropical Storm Irene this weekend. Irene was downgraded from a hurricane Sunday as winds ebbed around the time that the storm pushed into New York, the nation's busiest air-traffic region.... more »
  • Offshore Evacuations Begin Due to Tropical Storm Don

    July 27, 2011 10:48 PM

    With Tropical Storm Don approaching, Shell said it's evacuating about 70 non-essential personnel from rigs in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. And that means helicopter companies in Lafayette are firing up their engines for the first round evacuations. "These are very costly decisions that are being made, but over... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bret Forms in Atlantic Near Bahamas

    July 17, 2011 8:41 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near the northern Bahamas. Authorities in the Bahamas issued a tropical storm watch for Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands. Tropical Storm Bret isn't expected to approach the U.S. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's center... more »
  • Adrian Weakens to a Tropical Depression in Pacific

    June 12, 2011 12:36 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Adrian has weakened to a tropical depression in the open Pacific and the once-powerful storm is expected to continue to lose strength. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday the storm is moving over colder water and will dissipate within the next few... more »
  • Richard Prompts Tropical Storm Warning in Honduras

    October 22, 2010 11:07 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch have been issued for the coast of Honduras as Tropical Storm Richard approaches in the Caribbean. The watch and warning issued Friday cover the area from the border with Nicaragua west to Limon. Richard's maximum sustained winds are near 40... more »
  • Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Cayman Islands and Parts of Cuba

    September 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Cayman Islands and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and the southern Florida coast as a new tropical depression approaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 35 mph (55 kph). The... more »
  • Lisa Weakening to a Tropical Depression

    September 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Lisa is drifting slowly far out over the Atlantic Ocean after weakening to a tropical depression. The depression has maximum sustained winds Thursday near 35 mph (55 kph) with some strengthening forecast during the next two days. Lisa is located about 340 miles (550 kilometers) west-northwest of... more »
  • Tropical Storm Karl Re-Enters Gulf

    September 16, 2010 11:00 AM

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Tropical Storm Karl re-entered the Gulf of Mexico and strengthened again Thursday after dumping heavy rains on the Yucatan Peninsula, threatening to build into a Category 2 hurricane and hit near a port and an oil hub on the Mexican Gulf coast. Karl could make landfall... more »
  • Igor Has Regained Tropical Storm Strength

    September 10, 2010 11:12 AM

    Igor has regained tropical storm strength as it moves across the open Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm could become a hurricane by Sunday. Igor remains far from land and was about 465 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.The storm's maximum sustained... more »
  • Tropical Storm Igor has formed

    September 8, 2010 11:19 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Igor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa near the Cape Verde Islands and has top sustained winds of near 40 mph (65 kph). Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Igor was moving toward the... more »
  • Tropical Storm Hermine Update

    September 6, 2010 4:02 PM

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) - A tropical storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico could approach hurricane force before it makes landfall early tomorrow just south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Tropical Storm Hermine (hur-MEEN') has prompted Mexican authorities to open shelters and warn people near the northeastern border... more »
  • Figuring Out What Makes Tropical Storms Form Into Hurricanes

    September 2, 2010 12:58 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - NASA scientists are flying into Hurricane Earl to gather data about what makes some tropical storms intensify while others fizzle. The flight is part of a six-week NASA research mission to collect information that could help forecasters accurately predict how strong a hurricane will be.... more »
  • 7th Tropical Storm of the Season has Formed

    September 1, 2010 5:11 PM

    Forecasters say the seventh tropical storm of the season has formed far out in the Atlantic on the heels of Hurricane Earl that's steaming toward the Eastern Seaboard. Gaston is the fourth tropical storm to form in the last 11 days for a season that has suddenly become busy. So... more »
  • Tropical Storm Fiona Has Formed in the Atlantic Ocean

    August 30, 2010 5:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed in the Atlantic Ocean behind Hurricane Earl, which is battering the northeastern Caribbean. Fiona formed east of the Leeward Islands on Monday afternoon and forecasters say a tropical storm wate tmay be required later in the day.... more »
  • Hurricane and Tropical Storm Update

    August 26, 2010 5:33 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Danielle is expected to become a major hurricane as it churns across the open Atlantic, headed for Bermuda. Danielle has developed a well-defined eye and had maximum sustained winds Thursday near 110 mph (175 kph). Danielle is several hundred miles away from Bermuda, but... more »
  • Tropical Depression 5 is Back in Louisiana

    August 17, 2010 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tatters of Tropical Depression 5 are back in Louisiana, bringing flash flood watches to much of Louisiana. National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Bannan (BAN-uhn) says the slow-moving low was north of Baton Rouge by Tuesday afternoon. A flash flood watch extended as far southwest as... more »
  • State Of Emergency Declared for Louisiana

    August 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    As Remnants of Tropical Depression Five Move Toward Louisiana, State Prepares for Possible Severe Weather and Flooding BATON ROUGE, La. - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is monitoring possible severe weather associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression 5, which currently is moving... more »
  • Tropical Storm Colin Moving Rapidly Across Atlantic

    August 3, 2010 11:39 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Colin is moving rapidly across the Atlantic but early forecasts put it on a track off the U.S. Atlantic seaboard rather than into the Gulf of Mexico, where BP is working to finally plug its blown-out oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says... more »
  • Tropical Weather Pet Preparation

    July 23, 2010 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Pet Owners: If an emergency or bad weather forces you and your pets from your home, Will you know what to do and what to bring? If you are forced to evacuate your home because of a hurricane or other emergency, don't forget to make preparations for your pets.... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bonnie Moving Toward Oil Spill

    July 23, 2010 7:05 AM

    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 »
  • Oil Spill Work on Hold as Bonnie Approaches

    July 23, 2010 6:56 AM

    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 »
  • Deepwater horizon response team prepares for tropical storm

    July 22, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Unified Area Command center is tracking tropical weather near the Bahamas very closely and is constantly engaged in discussions with the National Hurricane Center, NOAA and FEMA to ensure the safety of more than 40,000 people currently assisting in the oil spill response and recovery efforts. To prepare for... more »
  • Risk of Oil Exposure to Cattle Due to Tropical Weather

    July 22, 2010 3:56 PM

    The National Weather Services has predicted that a tropical storm currently organizing near the Bahamas is expected to make landfall in Southwest Louisiana or Southeast Texas on Sunday, July 25. Tropical storm force winds and 3-4' above normal tides are predicted for Southwest Louisiana. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain,... more »
  • Tropical Depression Putting Pressure on BP and U.S. to Evacuate Ships

    July 22, 2010 1:04 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a cluster... more »
  • BP prepares for tropical storm

    July 21, 2010 5:03 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Boat captains say BP is telling them to clear out of the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm system threatens the area. Tom Ard, the president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association, says captains who showed up at docks to skim for oil Wednesday were... more »
  • Tropical Storm Could Disrupt Oil Spill Cleanup

    June 28, 2010 8:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Alex steamed across the Gulf of Mexico on Monday on a path that could keep it away from BP's busted well but could still stir up heavy winds, rain and choppy seas that drive the oil deeper inland and bring much of the cleanup... more »
  • Slow-Moving Tropical Storm Named Blas Has Formed

    June 17, 2010 1:54 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A slow-moving tropical storm named Blas has formed off Mexico's southwestern coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm formed out of a tropical depression Thursday in the Pacific about 265 miles (425 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo. It was moving northeast around 2 mph (4... more »
  • Tropical depression has formed in the Pacific

    June 16, 2010 11:56 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southeastern coast and a tropical storm warning was issued for the area. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical storm warning is for the coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chacahua. A... more »
  • More offshore platforms are becoming active following Ida

    November 11, 2009 3:57 PM

    Tropical Storm Ida Activity Statistics Update - November 11, 2009: Minerals Management Service monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management... more »
  • Offshore rigs restore production following Ida

    November 10, 2009 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management Service's Continuity of Operations Plan team is monitoring the operators' activities. This team will be activated until operations return to normal. ... more »
  • Some Flights Out Of New Orleans Cancelled

    November 9, 2009 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Ida is prompting some flight cancellations at Louisiana's largest commercial airport. An American Airlines spokeswoman says the carrier and regional American Eagle have cancelled late Monday flights from Dallas, Miami, Chicago and St. Louis into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport due to... more »
  • Rigs and platforms evacuated for TS Ida

    November 9, 2009 3:19 PM

    Tropical Storm Ida Activity Statistics Update - November 9, 2009: Minerals Management Service monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management... more »
  • Price gouging statute in effect during State of Emergency

    November 9, 2009 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Governor Bobby Jindal's state of emergency declaration during Tropical storm Ida also puts into effect Louisiana's price gouging law. Some residents in the southern most parts of the state may have to evacuate as the storm approaches. As residents heed the warnings to fill up their cars... more »
  • Governor Bobby Jindal Says State Preparing for Tropical Storm Ida

    November 9, 2009 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference, following a meeting of the State's Unified Command Group, which assembled to prepare state response efforts for the threat of Tropical Storm Ida. Governor Jindal said, "We saw this storm move up to hurricane status over the weekend... more »

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