Barry has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane, according the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The maximum sustained winds have increased to 75 mph, with the center of the storm located 40 mph south of Lafayette, Louisiana. Landfall is expected within the next few hours along the Louisiana Coast. Read More >>
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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SAVES LIVES
Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30. Hurricanes:
- Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.
- Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland.
- Are most active in September.