Hurricane Information

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Season starts June 1 to November 30th, with August to October being the peak months for tropical cyclone events.

Hurricane Watch
A Hurricane Watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding.

A Hurricane Watch does not mean that hurricane conditions will occur. It only means that these conditions are possible.

Hurricane Warning
A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.

Please stay tuned to local news stations and social media for the latest details, and see links below for more information.

Tracking

Latest Atlantic/ Carribbean/ Gulf of Mexico Tropical Cyclone Activity

National Weather Service Forecast Office, Lake Charles, LA

Hurricane Tracking Chart (downloadable .pdf)

National Hurricane Center

Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

St. Mary Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (Official Facebook Page)

Preparation

Red Cross Hurricane Information and Checklist

St. Mary Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (website)

Extreme Weather Information Sheet (downloadable .pdf)

Evacuation

Louisiana Road Closures

Evacuation Routes

Local Media

Radio Stations – KQKI 95.3KBZE 105.9KMRC 1430

Newspapers – Morgan City Daily Review, Franklin Banner-Tribune

Television – KWBJ TV 22, Teche Talk