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Rising temperatures could create dangerous conditions for weekend activities

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. In south Louisiana, that feeling can often become a hazard to your health. It’s important to remember to stay safe while having fun outdoors.

Early season heat wave: temperatures of mid to upper 90s

With the threat of high heat on the way in south Louisiana, make sure you’re prepared for this week’s heat wave.

Reviewing the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season proved to be an active one last year. Overall, 19 named storms formed, of which, 10 became hurricanes. The strongest of the season was Hurricane Michael.

Tropical Storm Andrea forms and heads to Florida

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the cluster of thunderstorms and found a well-defined area of circulation.

Generators and hurricanes: A potentially deadly combination

Not one, not ten, not even 50 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the use of generators. On average, 81 people die each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Louisiana Representative forms bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus

A Louisiana U.S. Representative formed a bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus to streamline the national response to a natural disaster.

Just a few minutes in a hot car can be fatal

At least eight children -- mostly babies and toddlers younger than age 2 -- have died this spring after being left by caregivers or trapped in hot cars.

A plan to protect Louisiana’s coast

Following the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana State Legislature formed the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority or CPRA in 2005.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a hurricane? Advancements in Doppler Radar

From a flock of birds to a cluster of storms, Doppler radar of the early-1990s was the technology everyone relied on to report rain, hail, and other forms of precipitation.

Three storm chasers killed in Oklahoma

A group of men who devoted their lives to hunting powerful storms died in the middle of the chase.

Governor Jindal urges Louisianians to 'get a game plan' for Hurricane Season

With hurricane season here in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Director Kevin Davis are urging Louisianians to “Get a Game Plan” to ensure they are

In El Reno, a tornado 'looking at us dead in the eye'

David Stottlemyre was inside an oil field repair shop in El Reno, Oklahoma, when he saw a tornado "looking at us dead in the eye."

AG Buddy Caldwell urges citizens to prepare for Hurricane Season

The 2013 hurricane season, which starts today (June 1), is expected to be an above-average, active season, according to several seasonal reports. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges citizens to make necessary preparations well in advance.

La. Fuel Team and state agencies coordinating efforts for 2013 Hurricane Season

The Louisiana Fuel Team held its annual meeting today at the state Department of Natural Resources to continue its preparations and plans to be ready for the 2013 Hurricane Season which begins June 1.

Residents encouraged to pre-apply for Disaster Food Assistance as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), f