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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.

GOHSEP announces ALERT FM; sends emergency alerts straight to your phone

Just in time for hurricane season, there's a new way to get the latest information from state police on watches, warnings, and alerts.

NOAA predicts extremely active season; 3 to 6 major hurricanes

In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season this year.

St. Francisville church hopes to help victims in Oklahoma with drive

Not everyone can go to Oklahoma to help with disaster relief, but one local community is doing what they can right here in Louisiana.

NWS: Straight line winds cause major damage in Morgan City

Straight line winds caused some big damage this morning in Morgan City. Several camper vehicles were flipped on their sides on Wednesday, May 22. We’re told the roof was torn off of a local business.

VIDEO: Baton Rouge-native captures footage of Oklahoma tornado

A Baton Rouge-native was two miles from the direct path of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma. He captured the terrifying sight of the massive twister that killed 24 people, including nine children.

Heartbreaking scenes in Oklahoma City area after twister

The enormity of Monday's Oklahoma City area tornado was heartbreaking as daylight began to slip away.

Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma

At least two tornadoes touched down in two states on Sunday as severe weather swept the region.

'Traumatic day': Residents return to tornado-devastated neighborhood

Scores of people stood outside a north Texas church Saturday morning, waiting to be escorted to their neighborhood for the first time since tornadoes devastated it three days earlier.