Do We Need a New Hurricane-Rating System?
Weather-industry insiders feel that the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates hurricane strength on a scale of Category 1 (weakest) through 5 (strongest), is inadequate.
Some say changes need to be made, since the current system doesn't include enough information about the storm, that it only denotes win…
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 contin…
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…
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...
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
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 eye on things...
Hurricane Isaac: 10am Update
Here is the current screenshot of Hurricane Isaac from the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC TV3:
The latest coordinates on Hurricane Isaac:  29.6N, 90.7W
Maximum sustained winds:  75 mph
Min pressure:  972mb
Hurricane Isaac is moving NW at 6mph...
Hurricane Isaac: Current Conditions
Here's a screenshot from our friends in the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC TV3:
Winds as of 7am in Lafayette are steady at 23 mph, with gusts around 35; in St. Mary Parish, Cleco reports over 6,300 customers without power, and winds in St. Mary Parish are being reported above 30 mph.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu Makes Isaac Announcement
According to Gambit,  Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his staff made announcements concerning Tropical Storm Isaac this past weekend.
I noticed something different from what I saw during Hurricane Katrina 7 years ago:  it seems to me that Mayor Landrieu, without saying it, might have been stressin…
Hurricane Safety: Generators
Public Service Message from the Louisiana State Fire Marshall concerning Generator Safety:
Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning warns against placing gas- or diesel-driven generators inside enclosed areas.
Samuel L Jackson Tweet ‘Offensive’
As an actor, I love Samuel L. Jackson (especially in Pulp Fiction). After seeing his 'tweet' from yesterday, I am not certain of how I would like him as a person.  He 'tweet' (edited) read:

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