Weather Talk

Typhoon Haiyan: In hard-hit Tacloban, children ripped from arms

No building in this coastal city of 200,000 residents appears to have escaped damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon chaser: Water, wicked wind and fire add up to catastrophe in Philippines

It was the cruelest of ironies unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

This is a test, this is only a test; NOAA weather radio test Wednesday

The National Weather Service will issue a test tornado warning on the NOAA Weather Radio system at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

Tropical Storm Raymond threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Tropical Storm Raymond churned slowly north Sunday off Mexico's Pacific coast, threatening to dump heavy rain. A tropical storm watch was in effect from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

TS Karen becomes less of a threat, stalls over Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Karen continues to weaken as dry air and wind shear break through the system. The track forecast has shifted slightly west, weakening the impacts for most of coastal Louisiana.

St. John residents work to be more prepared for T.S. Karen

Kyrion Watkins and his mother Patricia Parrille spent their Friday stocking sandbags and preparing for tropical storm Karen.

TS Karen: Storm becomes disorganized, Hurricane watch discontinued

The National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Karen has become disorganized and that hurricane watches elsewhere have been discontinued. Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

Price gouging law in effect following Emergency Declaration for TS Karen

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect upon the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.

DOTD updates about roads impacted by TS Karen

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas reminds citizens impacted by Tropical Storm Karen to be aware of roadway conditions while traveling.

Furloughed La. National Guard technicians recalled to assist with TS Karen

Declaring a state of emergency, Governor Bobby Jindal has authorized the mobilization of 650 Guardsmen to state active duty to respond to Tropical Storm Karen as needed.

Ascension Parish declares State of Emergency as precaution

As a precautionary measure, Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez has declared a State of Emergency for Ascension Parish beginning today, Friday, October 4, 2013 because of the approach of Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mandatory evacuation orders downgraded in Plaquemines Parish

UPDATE: Due to the most recent storm forecast released by the National Weather Service, the mandatory evacuation put in place for parts of Plaquemines Parish will be changed to a voluntary evacuation beginning at noon today.  

Sandbag locations open in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen

Sandbag locations have opened up in various parishes throughout southeast Louisiana. We will continue to update this list with new locations as they are announced. Please check back frequently.

Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico

A soggy weekend is in store for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the central Gulf of Mexico.

Download Red Cross Hurricane App for lifesaving info as Karen develops

As Tropical Storm Karen moves north across the Gulf of Mexico, the American Red Cross encourages people to download the new Hurricane App to get instant access to hurricane safety steps and weather alerts for areas in the path of the storm.