More Field Reports
Forecasters are monitoring three storm systems, including one in the Gulf of Mexico, but none appeared to pose a threat to Louisiana, forecasters said late tonight.
CARRABELLE, Fla. — Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Big Bend area early this morning as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade.
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Hermine has formed from a system swirling in the Gulf of Mexico.
A tropical depression appeared to be taking a turn toward Florida late tonight, while local officials said it's a reminder about the importance of having a plan in place as hurricane season reaches its historical peak.
Emergency officials advised Houma-Thibodaux residents to monitor a strengthening tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico.
A storm system off of Cuba remained poorly organized today and was not expected to pose a threat to the Gulf Coast this weekend, though it continues to bear watching, forecasters said.
Local officials advise residents to review their hurricane plans as a storm threatens to make its way into the Gulf of Mexico late this week or early next.
Resources on the Web
- Find road closures and other traveler information
The LSU AgCenter offers a series of guides, fact sheets, workshops and other useful information available on the Web or by contacting your local LSU AgCenter Extension Service office.
- Terrebonne Parish Government
- Lafourche Parish Government
- Local preparedness tips
- National Flood Insurance Program
Contraflow map helps show how to get away from the storms.
Louisiana Emergency Evacuation Map
During the threat of a hurricane, a phased evacuation will be based on geographic location and time in which tropical storm winds are forecasted to reach the affected areas.
Hurricane tracking map
Download and print out your very own hurricane tracking map.
Hurricane Guide 2015
Be prepared for hurricane season.
Primary hurricane tracks
What shapes the Atlantic hurricane season.
In harm's way
Tips on protecting your home from the damage of a hurricane.
Replacing important papers
Here is a list of agencies, websites and procedures that can help if you need to replace important documents.
Scale rates hurricane's force
The Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale is a rating system used to give an estimate of potential property damage and flooding expected along a coast from a hurricane landfall.
40th Annual Bayou Gourmet Cookbook
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Oil & Industry
Our annual look at the local oilfield, with dozens of pictures and stories about what powers our economy.
A guide to Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish.
Read our comprehensive guide to surviving the hurricane season in southern Louisiana.
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