Hurricane Season

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.
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 win…
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-re…
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.
In addition to regular trash service in the city of Lafayette and unincorpor…
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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