Busy hurricane season comes to a close
Posted on 11/30/2017 7:49:00 AM.
The 2017 hurricane comes to an end today and it will go down as one of the most active seasons we have seen. Hurricanes Nate and Tropical Storms Cindy and Harvey made landfall in Louisiana this year. State Climatologist Barry Keim says overall, many records going back 167 years were tied.
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State Climatologist Keim keeping fingers crossed that November's streak for no hurricanes holds true
Posted on 11/1/2017 3:00:00 AM.

The hurricane season ends on November 30th, but a named storm has never struck Louisiana in November in 167 years of record keeping. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the state came close to breaking that streak in 2009, when Tropical Storm Ida churned in the Gulf.

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GasBuddy: Prices at the pump trickling down, downward momentum expected to continue
Posted on 9/26/2017 12:08:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
It’s been a month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, knocking out nearly 30% of the nation’s refining capacity, but motorists are now starting to see consistent declines in gas prices. That’s according to Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.
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Oil and gas industry stepping up along the Gulf Coast in wake of Harvey
Posted on 9/14/2017 3:15:00 AM.
The Oil and Gas Industry is helping with recovery efforts in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. President of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Chris John says when Harvey hit, it knocked about 12-percent of the refining capacity for this nation offline. He says when times are tough, the oil and gas sector steps up to the plate.
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Louisiana Senators vote to approve Harvey recovery funding
Posted on 9/8/2017 5:21:00 AM.

Both of Louisiana’s US Senators voted to appropriate $15 billion in disaster aid for victims of Harvey, which nearly doubles what President Donald Trump requested. Junior Senator John Kennedy says this federal funding will help our neighbors grapple with the destruction Harvey left behind.

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Harvey survivors head home to Texas
Posted on 9/6/2017 5:30:00 AM.

Hurricane Harvey survivors sheltering in Louisiana are heading back home, as the Department of Children and Family Services is closing the shelters in both Shreveport and Alexandria. Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says Texas authorities are ready to welcome residents back to the Lone Star State.

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Red Cross collecting donations for Harvey relief efforts
Posted on 9/5/2017 1:04:00 AM.

Relief efforts are ongoing amid the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, and many are asking how they can help those affected. Chairman of the Board for the Greater Baton Rouge Red Cross, Desiree Lemoine says donating money is the easiest way to give because the Red Cross can buy in bulk.

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State climatologist compares Katrina, Harvey
Posted on 8/29/2017 3:49:00 AM.

Today marks 12 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, and Texans are facing a similar situation now with Harvey. State climatologist Barry Keim says both made landfall as a major hurricane, but Katrina reached Category 5 strength in the Gulf and weakened, while Harvey continued to strengthen until landfall. He says that worsened Katrina’s storm surge.

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AAA: Hurricane Harvey to drive up gas prices
Posted on 8/25/2017 11:55:00 AM.

Hurricane Harvey is expected to push prices up at the pump. Don Redman with AAA says refineries shut down for the storm, which could drive up gasoline prices.

“I think at least in the short term until this storm dissipates, we could see prices spike potentially as high as 10 cents from where they are currently,” Redman said.
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Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency as Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Harvey
Posted on 8/24/2017 1:32:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as the state prepares for potential impacts from Hurricane Harvey. Extensive rainfall is the major concern as the storm is expected to linger and possibly turn towards Louisiana next week. Edwards says citizens need to prepare as well.
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