|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.
|Kim Matherne, DCFS, DSNAP, hurricane season, food stamps|
|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.
|Barry Keim, hurricane season, CSU, forecast|
|Posted on 6/1/2017 3:52:00 AM.|
The state Department of Insurance is reminding policyholders to make sure they are fully covered as Hurricane Season begins today.
|LDI, Jim Donelon, flood insurance, Hurricane Season|
|Posted on 5/25/2017 11:26:00 AM.|
NOAA predicts an above average 2017 Atlantic hurricane season with the potential for as many as 17 named storms and a half a dozen hurricanes. Acting administrator Ben Friedman says they are anticipating a weak or nonexistent El Nino, which typically leads to an above normal season.
|Ben Friedman, NOAA, hurricane season, Atlantic|
|Posted on 11/30/2016 2:09:00 PM.|
Today is the last day of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season which was the first one considered “above-normal” for the first time since 2012. This year, there were 15 named storms, including 7 hurricanes – 3 of which were major.
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|Posted on 9/9/2016 1:13:00 AM.|
Tomorrow is the statistical peak of the hurricane season and State Climatologist Barry Keim says on September 10th, sea surface temperatures in the breeding grounds for tropical storms are at the maximum. He says so far this season we’ve had eight named storms, which puts us on track for 16 this season.
|Hurricane Season, Barry Keim, named storms|
|Posted on 8/23/2016 12:28:00 PM.|
The National Hurricane Center is keeping its eye on three tropical systems in the Atlantic, and one of them has the potential of getting into the Gulf of Mexico. State climatologist Barry Keim says tropical storm Gaston is not a threat to the coastal US at this time and Fiona in the mid-Atlantic is fizzling out, but another disturbance, called Invest 99 is worth keeping an eye on.
|Barry Keim, hurricane season, Invest 99|
|Posted on 8/15/2016 4:46:00 AM.|
Today we enter what forecasters say is the heart of hurricane season. State climatologist Barry Keim says this period runs from about mid-August until early October. He says this period is when most of the worst hurricanes have hit Louisiana.
|Barry Keim, NOAA, hurricane season|
|Posted on 8/11/2016 12:37:00 PM.|
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released an updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook, predicting this season is still expected to be the strongest since 2012. NOAA’s Lead Seasonal Hurricane Forecaster Dr. Gerry Bell says it will be stronger than what they first predicted in May. And there is a now a 70% chance that.
|Hurricane season, NOAA, Gerry Bell|
|Posted on 8/4/2016 11:35:00 AM.|
The hurricane forecast team at Colorado State University continues to predict a near average Atlantic hurricane season. Researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach says they’re expecting to see 10 named storms and four more hurricanes. But he says given how quiet the last three years have been, this season will seem a lot more active than usual.
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