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Thanks Mother Nature: Tornado Watch During TS Cindy


As most of southeastern Louisiana is making preparations for Tropical Storm Cindy, Mother Nature upped the ante for New Orleanians. The National Weather Service's Tornado division called for a tornado warning in Orleans Parish through midday Wednesday. 


Hurricane Helper

A Primer for Hurricane Season



Hurricane season officially started on Wednesday (6.01). That means that before we start thinking about the Saints, there is some work to be done. It’s time for federal agencies to issue forecasts, locals to stockpile water (as well as adult beverages,) and the tech savvy to download apps. NoDef offers this handy primer on the humid months ahead.


Amazing Grace


Hurricane Season is not quite over yet. Although summer and the K10 onslaught have passed, storm threats have not. Out in the Atlantic, on a path towards the Leeward Islands, Tropical Storm Grace continues to plow west.


Tropical Outlook: Erika Disturbed, Not Depressed; Fred Forms


Erika was once a hurricane, but the downgrades continued as she stormed west. By Saturday (8.29), she was just depressed. Now the National Weather Service (NWS) says Erika is nothing more than a “disturbance.” Eyes have turned to the African coast where Tropical Storm Fred has already formed.


Erika Storms West


Meteorologists are cautiously optimistic that Tropical Storm Erika will not pose a threat to New Orleans. Instead, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting that the fifth named storm of the Atlantic season will hit Cuba before veering north through Florida.


TS Danny Gets Depressed, Friends Follow


On Monday (8.24), the National Weather Service announced that Danny, once a Cat 3 hurricane was downgraded to a mere Tropical Depression. Unfortunately, misery loves company. Two additional Atlantic formations are following in Danny’s path. At least one of those two waves has the potential to become depressed as well.


Pipe Are Calling TS Danny


The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying. Danny’s tenure as a full fledged hurricane was brief. The National Weather Service (NWS) downgraded the weather formation to Tropical Storm today.


Danny Coy


It seems as though New Orleans gets whacked by a storm (including The Storm) on the same dates at the end of August. However, Cassandras worried about Hurricane Danny blaming NOLA amidst the K10 commemorations can revel in some relief. The National Weather Service (NWS) says that Danny is weakening.


Memorial in Music

Songs of the Storm, Flood, & Recovery



New Orleans is a city built on music. It is no surprise that after Katrina anger about the Federal Flood and love for the Crescent City was manifest in music by artists both local and national. Ten years later, NoDef is looking back at some of the best compositions inspired by the Storm, the levee breach, and the recovery.


Morrell Fires Back at Chicago Tribune's McQueary


The Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary conjured public outrage on Thursday (8.13) after penning a tasteless commentary piece in which she suggested that Chicago would be a better place if it was hit by a Katrina-esque storm. The denizens of social media were not impressed by a followup piece that did not offer an apology. Today, the backlash migrated from Facebook to RL with Louisiana State Senator J.P. Morrell weighing in on the matter.


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