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Journey Concert Postponed New Date Is October 16th

The Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy concert, scheduled for August 28th, 2012 at Lafayette's Cajundome, has been postponed, due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Forecast Track, National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Isaac Forecast Track, National Hurricane Center
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Hurricane Warnings Issued; State Of Emergency Declared

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Hurricane watches in effect from Morgan City to the Florida gulf coast have been upgraded to hurricane warnings as forecasters shifted Tropical Storm Isaac’s predicted path even further to the west.

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NOAA Revises 2012 Hurricane Forecast

We had the first tropical storm of 2012 before the "Tropical Season" officially began. There was virtually no winter in the Gulf Coast region. Water temperatures were 10 degrees above normal at the end of February.

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Hurricane App from American Red Cross Has Cool and Useful Features

The cool new free app from the American Red Cross is the second in a series for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Useful Features of the app include:

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5 US Hotspots Where Hurricanes May Cause Severe Damage

Everyone knows that the last two hurricane seasons have been pretty bad. But just how bad were they?

Experts say that actually we had just gotten used to an unnaturally low level of hurricane activity, with relatively few major hurricanes hitting the East Coast over the last 30 years.

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It’s Hurricane Season. There’s An App For That.

Actually, there are several. These smartphone apps can be very useful in preparing for, and surviving a hurricane, or other natural disaster.

StopDisaster includes preparedness checklists for hurricanes, earthquakes,  and other disasters. ($1.99)

 

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10 Things You Absolutely, Positively, Without Question Should Not Do in a Hurricane

We're always told to take precautions when a hurricane is on the warpath. Most of the time, people will be told to tie down objects outside, huddle inside and only go out when the storm is over.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Hurricane Hunters

As is the case with most meteorological phenomena, hurricanes are difficult to track. While there are a number of tools out there to get the job done, many have limitations due to the unpredictable nature of the storms. But what if one could go inside a hurricane, see the conditions, get ultra-accurate measurements and logically predict what will happen next? That's what Hurricane Hunters strive to do.

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10 Smart Ways to Be Prepared for a Hurricane

No matter how many times you’ve been through a hurricane, the more prepared you are for the storm, the better off you will be during and after it happens, and the less panicked you’ll be when it makes landfall.

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LA DOTD Prepared For Hurricane Season

The Louisiana department of Transportation and Development has announced its readiness for the 2012 hurricane season. Along with Louisiana State Police, LA DOTD is ready to implement contraflow in the New Orleans area should the need arise.

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Lafayette Hurricane Handbook Now Available

To help everyone in Lafayette Parish be better prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms, Lafayette Utilities System has released its 2012 Hurricane Handbook. The 40-page handbook features a variety of in-depth information

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Hurricane Season Starts Today, June 1

Hurricane season is here. It officially begins June 1 and FEMA and NOAA are promoting Hurricane Preparedness this week.

Along with the official agencies, KTDY asks you to pledge to take the following steps:

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