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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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Category: SWLA News, Weather
Photo provided by Wade Hampton
Photo provided by Wade Hampton
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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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Category: Events, News, SWLA News, Weather
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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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UPDATE: Entergy Crews Working To Restore Power To Southwest Louisiana Residents

The last couple of days, we have had some pretty severe weather move through the area causing people from all over the lake area to lose power.

Entergy has just released a statement about what is being done to restore power to peoples homes and businesses. 

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Thunderstorms in Lake Charles Cause 14,000 to Lose Power, and Damage to Civic Center

The thunderstorms that raged throughout Calcasieu Parish on Friday night, left nearly 14,000 without power, and caused minor damage to the Lake Charles Civic Center.

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Category: News, SWLA News, Weather
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Flickr: Dr_Relling
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Mosquito Outbreak Expected in Calcasieu Parish Due to Heavy Rains

Calcasieu Parish Mosquito Control Director Scott Willis has announced that mosquito populations in Southwest Louisiana are expected to explode due to the recent amount of rainfall.

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DirecTV Dropped 26 Channels : Are You Going To Keep The Service?

As of today some 26 channels have been officially dropped from DirecTV Network.  This means you will no longer be able to see MTV, BET, VH1, CMT, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and several others.  If your a subscriber, how do you feel about this?  Are you going to continue to keep the service or are you going to drop it? 

 

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Direct TV Drops 26 Channels : What This Means For Subscribers

As of today Satellite TV operator DirecTV dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following a negotiation gone bad over the network's carriage fees.  So what does this mean?

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Weather In Gulf Expected To Increase By Weekend

There is something brewing in the Caribbean which could make it into the Gulf of Mexico by this weekend.  Here is the lastest details from my buddy Wade Hampton from KPLC on a development of the weather in the Gulf of Mexico.

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(Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
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Hurricane Season Starts Today June 1st

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season starts today and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released their predictions for the upcoming season.

Here are the predictions and ways to be prepared for this upcoming hurricane season.

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Hurricane Season Is Here : What You Need To Know

There's really not much we can do about it, hurricane season is once again upon us.  I truly hope and pray that the seas will cooperate and leave us all free of disaster.  However, now is the time to start taking all of the precautionary measures.

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