2013 hurricane season

Hurricane Season
2:22 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Plaquemines Parish Takes Precautions For Tropical Storm Karen

Authorities in Plaquemines Parish say they are taking early precautions as Tropical Storm Karen moves northward in the Gulf of Mexico.

Parish President Billy Nungesser says residents are being asked to clear drainage basins and secure loose lawn items and garbage cans.

Nungesser says all pump stations in Plaquemines are operational and crews on stand-by for possible operations because of the storm.

Hurricane Season
2:17 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Nicholls State University Eyes Tropical Storm Karen

Officials at a university in the coastal Louisiana Parish of Lafourche are keeping an eye on tropical weather.

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux issued a statement Thursday after Tropical Storm Karen formed.

The university said it has begun early-stage hurricane emergency preparations while monitoring the strength, speed and path of Karen.

The university remained open and classes were continuing.

Hurricane Season
1:26 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Army Corps Of Engineers To Close Surge Barrier In Advance Of Tropical Storm Karen

Diagram of surge barrier and gates.
US Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers will close the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway barge gate at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier, the agency announced today in a press release.

The barrier is scheduled to be closed at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, according to Corps of Engineers spokesman Ken Holder.

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Latest News
10:46 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Tropical Storm Karen Heading For U.S. Gulf Coast

The storm track forecast for Karen.
National Hurricane Center, Miami

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 1:07 pm

Newly formed Tropical Storm Karen, which could reach hurricane strength by Friday, is expected to make landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast sometime over the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the late-season storm formed Thursday morning about 485 miles south of the Mississippi Delta, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. It was moving north-northwest at 12 mph, but was expected to speed up.

Forecasters say it will make landfall in the U.S. either Saturday or Sunday.

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Hurricane Season
5:38 am
Fri September 6, 2013

No Hurricanes Yet, But Season Is Far From Over

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:56 pm

Tropical Storm Gabrielle is hitting Puerto Rico today with 40-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains.

Gabrielle is the seventh named storm of the season, but so far there hasn’t been a single hurricane — even though we’re about to enter what’s usually considered the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.

So how rare is this?

Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist and spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center, says it’s rare but not unheard of.

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Red River Radio
7:44 am
Tue August 27, 2013

History Matters: Hurricanes have a complex history

Eight years after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, commentator Gary Joiner offers this perspective on the toll of hurricanes through history.


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Hurricane Season
11:30 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Hurricane Season A Bust? Don't Be So Sure

A satellite image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30. Forecasters underestimated the intensity of the Atlantic hurricane season last year.
NASA Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 12:55 pm

Back in May, several independent forecast groups predicted an especially active Atlantic hurricane season this year. But with August drawing to a close, we've yet to see a single one.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Environmental Groups Seek Stronger Storm Guidelines For Oil And Gas Plants

Gulf Monitoring Consortium report calls for changes.

A coalition of environmental groups is recommending tougher regulations on oil facilities to prevent possible leaks after severe storms. The group looked at damage reports filed after Hurricane Isaac last year.

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Latest News
3:17 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Sequestration Could Curtail 'Hurricane Hunter' Missions

A WC-130J "Hurricane Hunter"
U.S. Air Force

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 5:38 pm

Federal furloughs caused by sequestration could ground "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft, depriving forecasters of real-time measurements of storms during what's expected to be an especially active Atlantic hurricane season.

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Hurricane Season
11:33 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Tropical Storm Chantal 5-Day Forecast

The forecasted track of Tropical Storm Chantal over the next five days.
Credit National Hurricane Center

    

The National Hurricane Center has released updated advisories and forecast maps for Tropical Storm Chantal, which formed in the Atlantic over the weekend.

The forecast map above is the projected track of the storm over the next five days, and includes the areas currently under storm watches and warnings. The "cone of uncertainty" on the map indicates the possible locations of the storm's center over time, not the total size of the storm or the extent of the storm's impact.

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