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Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline
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Non-Essential Hurricane Items

With Hurricane Sandy approaching the greater Northeast, I asked my facebook friends, "What is your #1 non-essential hurricane prep item?" Here are my favorite answers:

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Pop Stars React to Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is barreling up the East Coast, and it's slated to be one of the worst storms in history. Extreme flooding and wind gusts of 60-90 miles per hour are expected, and combined with the full moon, high tides will be higher than ever. Widespread flooding and power outages are likely, and celebs are taking note.

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Hurricane Sandy Has Awoken the Shirtless Horse-Man

Hurricane Sandy is being called the storm of the century. Being that it is such an unique weather event, nobody is really sure the extent to which its high winds and flooding will damage the East Coast of the United States.

But we may have gotten some insight into the changes to come from a Washington, DC news broadcast. As you can see, NBC 4's cameras captured images of a shirtless horse-headed man jogging through the streets of our nation's capital.

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Hurricane Sandy Spinning Toward East Coast

New York, New Jersey and other coastal states announced evacuations of citizens living in low-lying coastal areas on Sunday, as Hurricane Sandy and an accompanying storm surge threatened the East Coast of the United States.

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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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5 Hurricanes That Are Actually Pretty Cool

 

1. The Cocktail: This New Orleans drink made from rum and fruit juices was invented by Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. Interestingly, O’Brien only concocted it because he needed to get rid of a lot of excess rum. He even gave them away for free to visiting sailors. The drink is now a staple of Mardi Gras and Cajun-flavored parties across the country.

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Damage done in Texas by Hurricane Ike.
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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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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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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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