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Frankenstorm Is Coming: Latest Updates and Some Helpful Tips

Frankenstorm—a nickname for the potential combination of current Category 1 Hurricane Sandy and other storm systems in the North Atlantic and over the continental United States—is almost here, and for much of the East Coast, that means it’s time to get ready for lots and lots of rain, wind, snow and general meteorological mayhem.

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Do We Need a New Hurricane-Rating System?

Weather-industry insiders feel that the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates hurricane strength on a scale of Category 1 (weakest) through 5 (strongest), is inadequate.

Some say changes need to be made, since the current system doesn't include enough information about the storm, that it only denotes wind speed. It reveals little detail about the tidal surge, which is what actually causes the most deaths and damage.

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St. Mary Parish FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Closing Friday

St. Mary Parish residents who sustained uninsured or underinsured losses to their property as a result of Hurricane Isaac have just a few days left to visit the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Morgan City at 728 Myrtle Street. Here are the details:

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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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Highway 39 Still Closed Due to Hurricane Isaac

If you're headed down Louisiana Highway 39 soon, be aware that the roadway south of Braithwaite is still closed due to work at the Stolthaven chemical plant. Flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac there pushed railroad cars, some containing hazardous materials, off the tracks, so the cleanup continues. 

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Catholic Charities of New Orleans Can Use Your Help

Volunteers from Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans are providing meals, cleaning supplies and mosquito repellent to people in need, continuing CCANO's mission of service to the poor and vulnerable by providing services to those suffering the effects of Hurricane Isaac and caring for those recovering from the flooding and wind damage caused by last week's storm.

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Tons of Nutria Wash Ashore in Mississippi After Hurricane Isaac [VIDEO]

As if the possibility of Isaac returning to the Gulf of Mexico isn't enough, the storm is adding insult to injury by washing up tons of nutria on Mississippi beaches. In Harrison County alone, sixteen tons of dead nutria have been hauled off the shore to a landfill

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New Orleans Homeowner Shoots Looter

New Orleans Police say that a man who attempting to loot a home on Lessups Street  in the St. Claude neighborhood was shot in the face by the man who lived in the home. The power was out in the early morning hours Monday when the man allegedly forced his way in

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Hurricane Recovery Help Needed in Laplace, Louisiana

The people of Laplace, Louisiana need all the manpower they can get to empty their houses before they lose everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.  If anyone wanted to do public service this year, now is the time to sign up! Call Fr

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Want to Do Something Here in Lafayette to Help Hurricane Victims?

232-HELP is currently in need of volunteers to work the night shifts due to the influx of calls regarding the recent hurricane and tropical storm. On-site training will be provided to volunteers.

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Lost Pet Resource

When Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac was blowing through here (thank goodness things were minimal for most of Acadiana), it reminded me of how pets sometimes can't handle the stress/excitement of bad weather.

Lost and Found Pets Acadiana is a Facebook page dedicated to reuniting lost and found pets with their owners.

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Isaac Wreaks Havoc With Cajuns’ Parking Plans

Back in July, the University of Louisiana announced new parking regulations at Cajun Field, eliminating general admission parking on the west side of the stadium and reserving those spots for Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation donors who give at least $250

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