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7 Of The Most Dangerous Things In Louisiana That Would Love To Kill You This Summer

Summertime in Louisiana always exciting. The sunny days get us outside to enjoy all the fantastic things we love like beaches, fishing, backyard BBQ s and countless festivals. With the kids out of school and many of us taking vacation time off from work, our chances of happening upon a poisonous snake or spider increases greatly. We've got quite a few things here in Louisiana that can't wait to kill us this summer. OK, not really, but sort of. Here are "7 Of The Most Dangerous Things In Louisiana" to be on the lookout for this summer.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Two Hurricane Names Retired

Earlier this year the World Meteorological Organization retired two names off the list of names used for Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Hurricanes.

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Save These If You’re a Tropical Weather Geek Like Me

I don't want any hurricanes coming near Louisiana's precious coast, but those tropical systems fascinate me. I found ways through my years of being in the public information business to get the information the experts look at, even if I can't interpret or understand it. If you are a member of the unofficial "Tropical Weather Geek Society," here are a few places you may want to save to your favorites.

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Google Maps
Google Maps
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The Legend Of Voodoo Priestess Julia Brown Who Haunts The Manchac Swamp [Video]

Today, many people report hearing a woman's screams through the Manchac swamp at night, and some report hear her singing her deadly prediction "One day I'm gonna die, and I'm gonna take all of you with me.”

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Youtube via Kate P
Youtube via Kate P
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The States Least Prepared For A Disaster

24/7 Wall St. has just released their list of "States Least Prepared For Disasters". Is Louisiana ready to deal with a disaster if one were to happen right now?

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Hurricane Gonzalo
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Hurricane Season 2015 – A Below Average Season?

El Nino in the Pacific is expected to lead to a quieter tropical Summer across the Gulf South.

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Waffle Day & Pecan Day – Holidays Meant For Each Other

Today we celebrate pecans and waffles. I like both of them so much I will probably celebrate them together.

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Satellite photo of Hurricane Rita in 2005
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Tropical Season Past The Peak

Is this the calm before the storm or is Mother Nature giving us a break this hurricane season? See what forecasters are thinking as we slide toward fall and cooler temperatures.

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Experts Take Steps To Improve Forecasts As Hurricane Season Begins

Forecasters think the weather phenomenon known as El Nino, which warms part of the Pacific every few years, will suppress the number and intensity of tropical weather this year.

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( Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
( Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
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Hurricane Season Just About Over

There have been 12 named tropical systems in the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season so far. Chances are slim there will be another one before the season ends November 30th.

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