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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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".
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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