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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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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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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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Fox’s Monosso Says New Orleans Faring Well After Isaac

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Raw Videos Show the Power of Hurricane Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power.

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Superdome Manager, ‘You Cannot Lock The Door And Walk Away’

Last night, Superdome manager Doug Thornton was at the facility, awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. Seven years ago, he was in the same location, awaiting the destructive force of Hurricane Katrina.

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Curfew Announced For Lafayette

From Joey Durel:

Just made the decision, along with all municipalities, to go to a 6:00pm to 6:00am curfew. This will help businesses make a decision and allow emergency personnel to keep a better e

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