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  • 4 takeaways from Hurricane Nate

    4 takeaways from Hurricane Nate

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Saturday morning we woke up to an intensifying Hurricane Nate that was racing toward an expected landfall in southeast Louisiana. By 10 a.m., maximum winds had increased to 90 mph and for the first time, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was forecasting Nate to reach our coast as Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 mph.

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    Saturday morning we woke up to an intensifying Hurricane Nate that was racing toward an expected landfall in southeast Louisiana. By 10 a.m., maximum winds had increased to 90 mph and for the first time, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was forecasting Nate to reach our coast as Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 mph.

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  • How you can help with hurricane relief

    How you can help with hurricane relief

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:51:23 GMT
    Source: RedCross.orgSource: RedCross.org

    Ways that you can help those who have been impacted during the 2017 hurricane season.

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    Ways that you can help those who have been impacted during the 2017 hurricane season.

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  • Gov. Edwards: Louisiana largely avoids damage from Hurricane Nate

    Gov. Edwards: Louisiana largely avoids damage from Hurricane Nate

    Sunday, October 8 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-10-08 17:49:25 GMT
    Gov. John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB)Gov. John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB)

    In a statement, the governor of Louisiana notes the state was largely spared major damaged from Hurricane Nate and offered prayers to eastern neighbors. Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards conducted a briefing with selected members of the Unified Command Group (UCG) and the National Weather Service regarding the impacts of Hurricane Nate on Louisiana. Following the briefing, Gov. Edwards released this statement: Hurricane Nate had the potential to wreak havoc on Louisiana, but thankfully...

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    In a statement, the governor of Louisiana notes the state was largely spared major damaged from Hurricane Nate and offered prayers to eastern neighbors. Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards conducted a briefing with selected members of the Unified Command Group (UCG) and the National Weather Service regarding the impacts of Hurricane Nate on Louisiana. Following the briefing, Gov. Edwards released this statement: Hurricane Nate had the potential to wreak havoc on Louisiana, but thankfully...

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  • River Stages

    River Stages

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    Latest River Stages & Forecasts  

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    Click here to get the latest river stages, flood info and forecasts. 

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  • Hurricane Hunters started as a dare in 1944

    Hurricane Hunters started as a dare in 1944

    Source: Hurricane Hunters AssociationSource: Hurricane Hunters Association

    Much of what is learned about a major hurricane before it approaches land comes from the brave men and women of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the Hurricane Hunters. The prestigious team carries scientific equipment into the heart of a storm, sending back readings for experts at the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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    Much of what is learned about a major hurricane before it approaches land comes from the brave men and women of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the Hurricane Hunters. The prestigious team carries scientific equipment into the heart of a storm, sending back readings for experts at the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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  • What is the NHC's new PTC designation?

    What is the NHC's new PTC designation?

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:26:10 GMT

    Tropical Storm Harvey has formed in the Atlantic, but before it got to that point, it was a PTC, a Potential Tropical Cyclone.

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    Tropical Storm Harvey has formed in the Atlantic, but before it got to that point, it was a PTC, a Potential Tropical Cyclone.

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    The 5th Season 2017

    The 5th Season 2017

  • Get the most out of the WAFB First Alert Weather App

    Get the most out of the WAFB First Alert Weather App

    As we head into another hurricane season, we remind you of a valuable tool to have in your toolkit. That's our free weather app.   

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    As we head into another hurricane season, we remind you of a valuable tool to have in your toolkit. That's our free weather app.   

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  • National Hurricane Center debuts two new tracking tools for 2017 hurricane season

    National Hurricane Center debuts two new tracking tools for 2017 hurricane season

    Over the past few years NOAA has devoted a lot of time, money, and resources towards storm surge research.  Now they are ready to debut two new tools.   

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    Over the past few years NOAA has devoted a lot of time, money, and resources towards storm surge research.  Now they are ready to debut two new tools.   

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  • Matthew, Otto retired from list of Atlantic storm names

    Matthew, Otto retired from list of Atlantic storm names

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Monday that the names Matthew and Otto would be retired from use as storm names during the Atlantic hurricane season.  

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    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Monday that the names Matthew and Otto would be retired from use as storm names during the Atlantic hurricane season.

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