Posts Tagged 'Gulf Coast'

Weatherman Admits ‘We Have No Clue’

Apparently, those living on the Gulf Coast need to be prepared for anything this weekend. Hurricane? Locusts? Zombies?

WWL.com is reporting –

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could be a hurricane by Saturday bringing ten inches of rain to Louisiana… or it could not develop at all… or it could go to Texas… or it could go to Florida.  Computer models are all over the map , and forecasters admit this one has them baffled. “It’s impossible to know yet what it is going to do,” Channel 4 Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said. “That’s why everybody just needs to watch it.” Buchtel says they hope to have better data after a Hurricane Hunter plane checks out the system this afternoon. Officials are urging people be prepared for anything.

Continue reading HERE.

Here We Go Again! Another BP Oil Rig In The Gulf Explodes

Yahoo reports –

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The site of the explosion is west of where BP’s massive spill occurred. The Coast Guard said no one was killed Thursday in the explosion. The blast was spotted by a commercial helicopter flying over the site. All 13 people aboard the rig were found floating in the water in survival gear.

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Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival – Sept. 2-6, 2010

According to the festival’s official website –

Deep in the heart of Cajun Country, every Labor Day Weekend, tens of thousands of people celebrate at Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival.
The festival has been honoring those who have worked tirelessly through rain and shine…and sometimes even hurricanes, to provide the area’s economic lifeblood for over half a century.  The festival also emphasizes the unique way in which these two seemingly different industries work hand-in-hand culturally and environmentally in this area of the “Cajun Coast.”  The event is free and has grown to become one of the country’s premiere festivals.  There’s plenty of fun for “kids” of all ages and lots to see, hear, do and eat!  The festival is truly a feast for ALL senses and according to Time Magazine, “…one of the best, most unusual, the most down-home, the most moving and the most fun the Country has to offer…” The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, the state’s oldest chartered harvest festival…

Visit the festival’s official website.


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