As hurricane season officially begins Louisianans are urged to be prepared
Posted on 6/1/2018 1:34:00 PM.
Hurricane season has officially begun. The Bayou State may be relieved it has avoided tropical threat Alberto but the Spokesperson of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says now is the time to get a plan in place in case Louisiana is threatened by a major hurricane.
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New hurricane season opens with up to 9 hurricanes predicted
Posted on 6/1/2018 3:50:00 AM.
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts today despite the fact that the Gulf Coast has already seen its first named storm of the year. NOAA projects 10 to 16 named storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s not too far off base for an average year.
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Cajun Navy Relief set to hold First Search and Rescue Games
Posted on 4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM.
Cajun Navy Relief will hold its first Search and Rescue Games on Saturday in the Atchafalaya Basin. The games will serve as a training exercise for disaster rescue scenarios in extreme flooding. Spokesperson Amy Jones says the Games also give the volunteer rescue group a chance to work with new GPS equipment.
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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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We've past the statistical peak of an extremely active hurricane season
Posted on 9/11/2017 11:42:00 AM.

We’ve have moved past the statistical peak of what has been a very active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s already been 11 named storms.
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Three hurricanes churning simultaneously in Atlantic
Posted on 9/7/2017 12:33:00 PM.

Three hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic Basin. Hurricane Irma is barreling down on the Greater Antilles, Jose is trailing Irma in the central Atlantic, and Katia is now a hurricane in the southwestern Gulf.
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CSU forecasters update hurricane season to 11 named storms
Posted on 8/4/2017 1:11:00 PM.

The hurricane forecast team at Colorado State has increased their storm prediction total by one and now anticipate 11 named storms for the rest of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the total number of storms has been increased from 15 to 16. He says this isn’t a big change but it still shows conditions are conducive for an active season.
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CSU forecasters update hurricane season to above average
Posted on 7/5/2017 6:13:00 PM.

Colorado State University hurricane forecasters are now calling for an above average hurricane season as they’ve upped their total of named storms to 15. Lead researcher Phil Klotzbach says they predict eight hurricanes. He says the higher numbers are because of an uptick in sea surface temperatures along with,
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DCFS encourages residents to pre-register for disaster food stamps
Posted on 6/14/2017 3:13:00 AM.

The Department of Children and Family Services encourages Louisiana residents to pre-register for disaster food stamps in preparation for hurricane season. Kim Matherne with DCFS says pre-registering gets your information in the system and makes things move smoother following a disaster.
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CSU upgrades hurricane season forecast
Posted on 6/1/2017 11:17:00 AM.

The team at Colorado State University upgrades their forecast for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins today. In April, CSU called for a slightly below average season, but that has since been upgraded just in time for the start of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim explains why the forecast now calls for 13 named storms.
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