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Polling Places, Voter Information and How to Register for Election Day 2012 in Lake Charles

In November, we'll elect our next U.S. president.  In December, we'll pick our next U.S. congressman.  It's important that your voice be heard.  But just how do you go about registering and getting ready for the election?  We can help you with that:

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Donations Being Collected for Hurricane Isaac Victims — How Can You Help?

The City of Sulphur, the City of Lake Charles and KPLC-TV are teaming up with former New Orleans Saint Mike McKenzie’s charity foundation to collect relief items for the victims of Hurricane Isaac — and you can help.

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Hurricane Isaac : Get Emergency Numbers And Important Links Here [VIDEO]

If you or someone you know is in great need of assistance, shelter, emergency funds, shelter and more this your source for info.

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UPDATE: How Is Hurricane Isaac Affecting Louisiana? We’ll Keep You Updated

UPDATE: 4:44 p.m. — No school for Jeff Davis Parish Thursday, either.

UPDATE: 4:37 p.m. — Calcasieu and Cameron parish schools will remain closed on Thursday.

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Forget Chuck Norris — Things You Didn’t Know About The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore

Let’s face it, The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore is the man. He fears no hurricane, no flood, no nor’easter, no tornado.  He is the freakishly muscled and cut weather man with a ball cap and head full of weather.  Women want him and men want to be him.  But how did Jim Cantore become Jim Cantore?  Well, there’s so much about him you never knew.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hurricane Isaac Coverage From Lake Charles, LA [VIDEO]

With hurricane Isaac nearing the coast of Louisiana, we just received exclusive footage from a listener documenting the deteriorating conditions in Lake Charles due to Isaac.

This is a must see!

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UPDATE: More Hurricane Isaac Related Wednesday Closures Across SWLA

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and Office of Emergency Preparedness are preparing a 5 p.m. press conference.  We'll keep you update with any news as it comes -- keep checking back for updates.

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LSU Still Plans On Playing Home Football Game Saturday Despite Isaac — For Now

With all eyes on Isaac, the LSU football team are still preparing for their game against North Texas this Saturday night at Tigers Stadium.

LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva issued a statement today regarding the game and tropical storm Isaac.  For now, the Tigers plan on playing the game but of course that could change.

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Update: Calcasieu Parish Under Tropical Storm Watch

As of the 7:00 a.m. update, Southwest Louisiana is now under a Tropical storm watch. The cone of uncertainty has shifted further westward which now looks like it includes all of  Louisiana.

Update: 7:00 a.m. advisory:  The 7 a.m has just come out and nothing has really changed as far as projected path and wind speeds.  Tropical Storm Isaac is currently sporting 65 mph winds with gusts up to 75 mph.  If you are tracking at home, Isaac is currently at 25.7 north and 84.7 west moving West Northwest at 13 mph.  Isaac is located 616 miles East South East of Lake Charles.

UPDATE 4:00 a.m. advisory—  ***Calcasieu, Beauregard, Cameron and the rest of Southwest Louisiana is under a tropical storm watch***Tropical storm Isaac has not really strengthened overnight.  Winds are still at 65 mph with gusts to 75 mph now.  We encourage everyone to stayed tuned to the radio and here on line and to make sure that you have a plan of action in place just in case Isaac decides to move further to the west.  There will be another update at 7 a.m.

***Below is the new map of all the areas of Louisiana that are under watches and warnings.****

UPDATE 10:15 p.m. advisory— The new 10 p.m. advisory looks like the track of tropical storm Isaac has moved even more to the west and now includes most of Louisiana which could be bad news for us here at home in the Southwest Louisiana area.  Isaac is currently positioned at 24.2 North and 82.9 West or 772 miles East Southeast of Lake Charles moving West Northwest at 12 mph.  Winds are currently at 65 mph gusting to 75 mph.

We will have complete coverage and updates Monday morning beginning at 7 a.m. right here on Cajun Radio 1470/1290 and on Cajunradio.com

UPDATE 7:00 p.m. advisory:  The new update at 7:00 p.m. shows that Isaac’s winds have increased to 65 mph and gusts to 70 mph.  The track is about the same from the 4 p.m. update but the west side of the cone is covering into the Baton Rouge/Lafayette area too.

You will also see from the above is the picture of the latest track and the forecast making Isaac a possible category 2 hurricane when it makes landfall.  We will have updates tomorrow morning on the air and here on cajunradio.com

UPDATE 4:00 p.m. advisory:  A Hurricane Warning has now been issued for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the pan handle of Florida including the City Of New Orleans.  Tropical Storm Isaac is at 55 mph winds with gust to 70 mph.  Click read more to see the latest warnings.  The latest track is pictured above.

 

Update 3:30p.m.—Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal issues a state of emergency for the entire state.

UPDATE: 3:12 p.m.  Louisiana Radio Network is reporting: With Isaac in the Gulf and forecast storm tracks bringing it in this direction, Governor Bobby Jindal has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon (Sunday 08/26) at 3:15 pm.

 

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.  WWLTV in New Orleans is reporting: Mayor Landrieu has called a state of emergency for Orleans Parish ahead of Isaac.

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. — New Orleans now under a Hurricane Watch. Click read more button to see the watch and warning areas. The next advisory will be out a 4:00 p.m.

UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. advisory

Isaac still a tropical storm with winds at 60 mph and 75 mph gusts.  Here is the latest forecast track above.  The next update will be at 4:00 p.m. today.

 

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Tropical Storm Isaac Enters The Caribbean

Hurricane season is in full swing and the Caribbean is churning with tropical storm Isaac.  Tropical storm Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane by 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.

We checked in with Chief meteorologist Wade Hampton from KPLC for the latest update.

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Tropical Depression #9 Forms In Atlantic

It’s August and the height of Hurricane season.  Reports are out now that Tropical Depression #9 has formed in the Atlantic and the forecast is for it to become a Tropical storm by this afternoon and a hurricane by Thursday.

Here is the storms current location and 5 day forecast below.

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Too Early to Tell Where Tropical Storm Ernesto Will Go … Or How Strong He’ll Be

Sometime in the middle of next week, Tropical Storm Ernesto will likely be making landfall on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico — but exactly where is still a mystery.  And while Ernesto is throwing out winds of around 50 mph this morning, it’s still uncertain at this hour just how strong he’ll become.

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