Storm Watch

First African tropical wave with potential moves into the Atlantic Ocean

The first tropical wave of the Atlantic hurricane season to move off the coast of Africa shows possible signs of development in the Atlantic Ocean.

A month closer to peak of hurricane season

Typically, July is a quiet month during the Atlantic Hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, the season does not peak until mid-August and will stay active through late-October.

Tropical Storm Barry forms and heads to Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry is the second named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday evening.

American Red Cross app offers hurricane preparedness tips

With hurricane season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking ahead and getting prepared at home.

Tropical Depression Two forms in Caribbean Sea

Tropical Depression Two formed off the coast of Belize and Guatemala around 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17.

Flood insurance information number changes for La. residents

Louisiana residents who have questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have a permanent helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information.

LSU’s Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment interactive website system provides critical data during hurricanes

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1, and it's expected to be an exceptionally busy year. There are tools, however, that can help mitigate a hurricane’s impact.

Tropical Storm Andrea forms and heads to Florida

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the cluster of thunderstorms and found a well-defined area of circulation.

Generators and hurricanes: A potentially deadly combination

Not one, not ten, not even 50 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning due to the use of generators. On average, 81 people die each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H.

Louisiana Representative forms bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus

A Louisiana U.S. Representative formed a bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus to streamline the national response to a natural disaster.