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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Hurricane season, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Nate, Tropical Storm Cindy

DOTD closes roads due to high water
Posted on 6/22/2017 12:14:00 PM.

State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson advises residents to take caution while driving today. He says 18 corridors across the southern half of the state have road closures on them because of high water. Wilson says drivers should never cross flooded roadways.
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TS Cindy downgraded to tropical depression, heavy rains continue
Posted on 6/22/2017 10:52:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but heavy rains continue around the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border around 3 o’clock this morning. He says the system is inland and weakening, but it’s still a rainfall threat to Louisiana.
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National Guard ready to assist as Tropical Storm Cindy moves inland
Posted on 6/22/2017 3:09:00 AM.

With Tropical Storm Cindy moving inland, the Louisiana National Guard wants residents to know they are ready if assistance is needed. Major General Glenn Curtis with the Louisiana National Guard says they have pre-staged 100 high water vehicles and 33 boats throughout the southern and central regions of the state. He says they have additional assets available if needed.
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Tropical Storm Cindy weakens, threat remains
Posted on 6/21/2017 11:40:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened a bit as of late this morning, but rain still remains a major threat. The system is expected to make landfall on the western Louisiana coast early tomorrow morning. That’s according to State Climatologist Barry Keim, who says Cindy has sustained winds at 50 mph, and will bring in a lot of wet weather.
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Southwest Louisiana gearing up for Tropical Storm Cindy
Posted on 6/21/2017 10:54:00 AM.
Southwest Louisiana residents are gearing up for Tropical Storm Cindy to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border tomorrow. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says they’ve moved boats and high water vehicles to both sides of the river in preparation for the storm. He says they’re as prepared as they can be.
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Tony Mancuso, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday
Posted on 6/21/2017 5:41:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall tomorrow near the Texas-Louisiana border. Stephen Carboni with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles says southwest Louisiana can expect strong winds, as tropical storm winds will spread into the area today.
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Tropical system to bring heavy rainfall to Louisiana
Posted on 6/20/2017 11:36:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy could drop a foot of rain in southeast Louisiana. State climatologist Barry Keim says the system is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm near the Texas-Louisiana border late Wednesday or early Thursday morning, but the largest rain totals will occur to the east of the storm’s center.
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