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Journey To The Bottom Of The Gulf Of Mexico [Streaming Video]

This is not about the surface of the Gulf, this is about the bottom, the deepest part of the Gulf of Mexico and you are invited to descend to the ocean floor live and have a look around.

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Rescuers Find Missing Oil Workers – 7 Found Alive

Battling through tropical storm conditions in the Bay of Campeche rescuers located a lifeboat from the Trinity II. Inside the lifeboat capsule they found 7 of the rig workers alive, two had perished and the 10th was still missing. South Louisiana residents Jeremy Parfait and Ted Derise were listed among the survivors.

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Acadiana Oil Workers Missing In Bay Of Campeche

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The four workers from Acadiana have been identified as Jeremy Parfait of Houma, Craig Myers, Ted Derise Jr., and Nick Reed all of New Iberia. These men are all employed by Trinity Liftboats LLC of New Iberia.

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Shocking Scenes Of Texas Wildfire [Video]

In our state of Louisiana we usually think of hurricanes as our biggest worry in the natural disaster department. What's good about a hurricane is usually we have some advanced warning and can take the proper precautions. The wildfires in our neighboring state of Texas are very different.

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Tropical Storm Lee Finally Moving On, Fall Moving In?

As you wake up this Labor Day morning, be grateful if you have the day off. A day like today with gusty winds and spitting rain would make it very difficult to get from the car to the office with your wardrobe intact. Tropical Storm Lee , now classified as a tropical depression,is now on its way out of Acadiana.

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Tracking Tropical Storm Lee – Radar,Forecasts and More

A tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico means that you need to be weather aware all weekend long. Staying informed is the key to protecting your family and your property. Here are some great links to get the very latest information on how Tropical Storm Lee will affect you. From our television partner KATC, here is the latest on the tropics as it pertains to Acadiana.

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Rob Perillo Tells Us His Latest Predictions For the Storm [Audio]

Got a chance to speak with Rob Perillo, Chief Meteorologist at KATC-TV 3, and he said we should be expecting at least a tropical storm, but maybe more.  What's he thinking?

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Tropical Storm Lee For Labor Day?

This Labor Day weekend is going to be a sloppy one, just how sloppy we are still in process of figuring out that forecast. Right now the National Hurricane Center and Dave Baker are watching an area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico. Could this become Tropical Storm Lee? Right now the forecast models are suggesting at least a tropical depression but more than likely a named storm. Where will all this messy weather go?

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Check Out Hurricane Irene’s Destruction

I am sure there were a lot of you who watched and followed Hurricane Irene over the weekend. It may not have been as bad as some of the experts thought but it sure caused a good bit of damage nonetheless. Our friends at Buzz Feed have compiled "25 Frightening Photos of Hurricane Irene".

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(Photo by William Thomas Cain)
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Hurricane Advice For Our East Coast Friends – And Stuff We Need To Remember Too

Our friend Tracy gives you her advice for hurricane season: As we watch Hurricane Irene churn her way up the east coast of the United States, all of us who live in Acadiana know EXACTLY what those folks can expect

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