WWL Hurricane Central

Chris Miller
August 23, 2019 - 4:16 pm
A tropical depression is expected to degenerate over the Atlantic Ocean midway between North Carolina and northern Africa. A tropical wave between Florida and the Bahamas has a 90 percent chance of storm formation over the next five days, and a wave headed west toward the Lesser Antilles has a 50...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Tropical Depression Chantal is slowly weakening over the northern Atlantic Ocean while a low pressure system just off of Florida's Atlantic coast has a low chance of development. Chantal is moving east at 17 miles per hour but forecast to loop around to the south. "Weakening is expected, and...
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NWS
Thomas Perumean
August 07, 2019 - 7:55 am
The Army Corps of Engineers is putting together in an after action report on the performance of the Mississippi River levee system through New Orleans. The paper will combine everything learned about the predictions, preparations, and actions taken in the lead up to Hurricane Barry. Spokesperson...
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Chris Miller
August 02, 2019 - 2:41 pm
A tropical wave, dubbed Invest 96L by government forecasters, is showing less potential for development. "An elongated area of low pressure located over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles is generating widespread disorganized showers," said...
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The National Hurricane Center says there is a chance we could see some tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The chance, however, is low. "A non-tropical low pressure area could form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by late Wednesday or Thursday. Thereafter, conditions could become...
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David Blake
July 15, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The state of Louisiana is ramping down some of its emergency operations today. Governor John Bel Edwards says he is satisfied with a job well done, but he has heard the critics who said officials overacted to Barry. The governor says he will take safe over sorry any day. Edwards says he's pleased...
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan speaks with FEMA personnel, as he gets information about a storm system, in a visit to the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters in Washington, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 15, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Though Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on...
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The center of what was Hurricane Barry is now moving through Arkansas, bringing rain to nine states. Barry had little impact in New Orleans, but to either side rain fell at rates that would have left the city under water had it fallen here. "We lucked out," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said...
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USCG
Thomas Perumean
July 15, 2019 - 5:43 am
The United States Coast Guard was certainly busy during Hurricane Barry over the weekend on the sea and in the air. Rising waters in Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish marooned four elderly people who had to be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. Coast Guard video shows one of those rescued...
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Chris Miller
July 14, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The mandatory evacuations for low-lying areas of Jefferson Parish outside the levee system have been lifted. Residents of Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria, the town of Jean Lafitte and Grand Isle are being allowed to return. The parish recommends doing so only in a truck or SUV or other high-riding...
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