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Hear an Amazing Story of Survival During Hurricane Sandy

There have been a lot of awful or inspiring stories coming out of Hurricane Sandy. This manages to be both. A man found a note in his house scrawled by a person who had taken a blanket to keep hypothermia at bay. The author of the note was sure he was dying.

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Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City
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Hurricane Sandy Spinning Toward East Coast

New York, New Jersey and other coastal states announced evacuations of citizens living in low-lying coastal areas on Sunday, as Hurricane Sandy and an accompanying storm surge threatened the East Coast of the United States.

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Hurricane Catarina: A Very Strange Storm Not Seen Before or Since

On Friday, March 26, 2004, something happened in the South Atlantic Ocean that had never happened before: a hurricane formed. The following night, it made landfall and wreaked incredible havoc. Which is understandable, considering that the town of Torres in southern Brazil had not ever (at least on record) seen a hurricane, leaving its residents rather unprepared for the colossal impact.

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Do We Need a New Hurricane-Rating System?

Weather-industry insiders feel that the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates hurricane strength on a scale of Category 1 (weakest) through 5 (strongest), is inadequate.

Some say changes need to be made, since the current system doesn't include enough information about the storm, that it only denotes wind speed. It reveals little detail about the tidal surge, which is what actually causes the most deaths and damage.

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Hurricane Isaac caused this beach to be closed temporarily.
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What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, a Cyclone and a Typhoon?

We're in the middle of hurricane season, so we spend a lot of time listening to meteorologists geek out about storm systems and weather patterns. They get that excited, yet appropriately concerned, look in their eyes as they chatter on about tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes. But are the systems they're talking about all the same thing, or is there a difference? And what about tornadoes?

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Damage done in Texas by Hurricane Ike.
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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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‘Spawn Of Isaac’ Moves Into Gulf

Isaac came ashore the night of August 28 with winds of 80 mph. Many parts of Louisiana are still experiencing the former hurricane's effects.

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Isaac Storm Debris
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Storm Debris To Be Collected

 

If you have debris from your yard that you got during the deluge from Tropical Storm Isaac, help is on the way.  Starting Labor Day, Allied Waste has announced that they are expanding their efforts to take care of the mess.

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Schools In Acadiana Set To Re-Open [UPDATED]

We will update this list as we get the latest information.

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Church Point Issues Boil Water Advisory

Due to widespread power outages, the City of Church Point has issued a Boil Water Advisory until further notice.

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School And Other Closures for Lafayette and Acadiana Area [Updated]

The following schools will be closing due to anticipated severe weather.

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Raw Videos Show the Power of Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power

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