Weather Talk

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

DOTD prepares for 2013 hurricane season

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced its preparations for the 2013 hurricane season, which begins Saturday, June 1.

Residents urged to prepare for severe weather during National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The devastation wrought by the recent powerful tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area is a tragic reminder of the importance of being prepared for severe weather of all kinds.

Obama to Oklahoma: 'We've got your back'

Oklahomans have the nation behind them as they struggle to bounce back from tornadoes that tore through the state last week, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

Graduations provide respite, fresh start after deadly Oklahoma tornado

Five days ago, Miranda Mann huddled in a science classroom at Southmoore High School. She should have been filed with pride, relief and excitement about her upcoming graduation.

Flooding kills 1 in San Antonio, Texas

Flooding left one person dead and another missing in San Antonio, Texas, authorities said Saturday. A woman was swept from her vehicle, fire department spokesman Christian Bove told CNN. Her body was found along a creek, he said.

Climate change will mean more heat deaths

As greenhouse gases cause average temperatures to climb worldwide, human health will suffer, scientists say.

A great beginning to the unofficial start of summer

Music, food and fun! The forecast for the unofficial start to summer is looking great in south Louisiana.