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Red Gas Cans May Be in Short Supply for Hurricane Season

Did you know that Americans purchase more than 15 million portable fuel cans each year? In years when hurricanes make landfall, sales run about 30 percent higher. The familiar red gas cans that are part of most storm preparation and recovery kits could soon be in critically short supply. The Portable Fuel Container Manufacturers Association is alerting emergency management officials to supply chain issues that threaten their ability to meet consumer demand in the event of an active hurricane season.

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Images Of Hurricane Hilda Hitting South Louisiana In 1964 [VIDEO]

These images of Hurricane Hilda hitting south Louisiana in 1964 are reminders of the devestation a hurricane can leave behind as Louisiana heads into what experts believe could be a fairly active hurrican season.

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Condoleezza Rice Says Painting Bush as a Racist After Hurricane Katrina Was ‘Unfair’

In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir ‘No Higher Honor,’ former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recounts the days after Hurricane Katrina, which decimated much of New Orleans and whose mishandling was later seen as a debacle for the Bush Administration.

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‘Old Guard’ Guarding Tomb of the Unknowns, Even Through Hurricane

I think that it should be in the curricula of every high school in America:  A field trip to Washington, D. C.  Really.  I would recommend the sophomore year, maybe as part of an American History class or Civics class (do they even still call it that?)

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Hurricane Irene Set to Wreak Havoc Along Eastern Seaboard [VIDEO]

Much of eastern United States is getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. More than 50 million people live in the projected path of the Category 2 storm, which is expected to make landfall along North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday.

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Lafayette Hurricane Handbook Is Now Available

To help everyone in Lafayette Parish be better prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms, Lafayette Utilities System has released the 2011 edition of the Hurricane Handbook.  This 40-page handbook features a variety of in-depth information including a directory of important phone numbers, evacuation routes, tips for family members with special needs, a hurricane tracking map, family emergency planning information and checklist, generator and chainsaw safety, mitigation, and much more. More than ever, Acadiana residents need to know the importance of being prepared and having a family plan in place. The free LUS Hurricane Handbook is available:

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What City Is Most Overdue For a Hurricane?

Tornadoes have captured much of the nation's attention this year, but hurricane season is not too far away, so Americans should be prepared for the possibility of devastating storms, even if you think there's no way one will come to your town.

A new list says Honolulu, Hawaii is the most overdue city for a hurricane. The capital city has avoided hurricanes for the most part, but if one should hit, it could cause immense damage.

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Hurricane Season Is Here – Are You Ready?

With the arrival of hurricane season today, it's a good idea to start thinking about being prepared for whatever may come our way. After Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, the BP disaster and the Morganza Spillway opening, we've certainly learned a lot, but did you know that Contraflow is no longer a part of the Southwest Louisiana evacuation plan? Would you remember to turn off your water before evacuating? One of my favorite tips came from a Katrina evacuee who told me that she wished that before she left,

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Royal Wedding Audio Album or Ray Nagin’s Hurricane Katrina Book

Which would you rather buy? Or not?

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will release his memoir, “Katrina’s Secrets: Storms after the Storm,” on June 8, 2011, via Amazon.com.
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