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Keeping track of gate closures just became easier for mariners and other interested parties in Terrebonne Parish, thanks to a new web-based application that officials say offers a new level of information and ways to receive it.

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Louisiana has had some really bad luck with hurricanes in the past several years with several storms either making landfall on our soil or getting close enough to douse the mostly eroded coast with powerful storm surges.

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Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive given names is quicker and less subject to error than the more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods. Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now m…

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Ten years have passed since Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes coped with a major hurricane. Hurricane Gustav was a Category 2 storm that made landfall at Cocodrie Sept. 1, 2008, then tracked northwest causing $15 billion in overall damage during its life-span.

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Violent thunderstorms can occur around the state during summer, and in south Louisiana high winds from hurricanes are a real concern. Now is an excellent time to take a look at trees in your landscape. Although trees add immeasurably to our home grounds, trees with problems can be a liabilit…