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Can Wind Farms Protect Us From Hurricanes?

Can wind turbines weaken a hurricane? A recent study indicates that may be the case. Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson says massive offshore wind farms can potentially reduce hurricane winds by as much as 92 mph, and reduce storm surge by 79%.

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Photo via NOLA.com
Photo via NOLA.com
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Ex-cop Acquitted In 2005 Katrina Shooting

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lingering memories from Hurricane Katrina were evident in New Orleans as residents considered the acquittal of ex-cop David Warren.

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Category: Louisiana News, News Tags: ,
Dave Baker KPEL photo
Dave Baker KPEL photo
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Tropical Storm Warning For Karen Moves Westward A Bit

The new Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect from Morgan City eastward to the mouth of the Pearl River.

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Trop Storm Ingrid
National Weather Service
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Tropical Update – Tropical Storm Ingrid Forms In The Gulf Of Mexico

Tropical Depression 10 is forecast to become Tropical Storm Ingrid by later today. The storm is gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico but not expected to be a major player in Acadiana's weather this weekend.

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Humberto
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Humberto First Hurricane Of 2013

Humberto was officially declared a hurricane at 5am (CDT), missing the record for latest first hurricane in a season by 3 hours. That record is held by Hurricane Gustav (8am, Sept. 11th, 2008).

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Hurricane Katrina Hits The Gulf Coast
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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Eight Years After Katrina, The Recovery Continues

The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center says about 80 percent of the pre-storm population has returned. Rebuilding cost estimates run as high as 150 billion dollars.

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NOAA Revises Forecast For 2013 Hurricane Season

Forecasters are revising their prediction downward for the Atlantic hurricane season.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its revised forecast Thursday.

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Power Lines
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Cleco Warning Customers To Beware Of Scam + Assuring Customers Of Company’s Hurricane Preparedness (Audio)

How prepared is Cleco for a potential hurricane or powerful storm this hurricane season? Find out.

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Andrea Forecast Track, KATC
Andrea Forecast Track, KATC
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First Tropical Storm Of Atlantic Hurricane Season Forms In Gulf Of Mexico, No Threat To Louisiana

As of 5 p.m., Andrea is packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane
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Will A 2013 Hurricane Bear Your Name?

The names are always a subject of interest. Is your name on this year's list?

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gatagameplan.org
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DOTD on Contraflow and Other Info for Huricane Season

The 2013 hurricane season begins Saturday and Louisiana DOTD says they are ready. Several readiness, response and evacuation exercises have been conducted leading up to the official start of hurricane season on June 1

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Category: Hurricane Season Tags:
Henry, Louisiana Hurricane Rita
A shrimp boat askew after the storm surge from Hurricane Rita hits Boston, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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10 States Most At Risk For Disasters

With the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, and the start of hurricane season for the Gulf Coast, it's not surprising to see Oklahoma and Louisiana on this list.

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