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Eric Frank, left, and Reginald Clark fills sandbags at the Northwest Pavilion Wednesday. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Hurricane threat developing

The National Weather Service on Wednesday was advising that a hurricane threat was increasing for the region.
People should be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday, with tropical force winds starting on Friday.
Rainfall totals will be 10 to 15 inches along and right of the path and will result in significant flooding.
The path given by Weather Service has the storm in the Gulf of Mexico and south of Eunice by 7 a.m. Saturday. The track shows a landfall in southwest Louisiana.

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Storms that we remember

It’s not big news that the experts say we can expect a hurricane this storm season. You learn to be expect one every year when you live near the Gulf.
The average is one in every four years, but that’s just an average. Some years we will see no storms, some years more than one; sometimes we get them several years in a row, or we can go several years without one. We know the big storms began visiting on a regular basis a long time before we got here and are going to keep coming when you and I are long gone.

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Hurricane predictions just below average

Forecasters are predicting slightly below average storm activity for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but say coastal residents should prepare for the worst as the chance of a dangerous storm developing is always possible.
Researchers at Colorado State University anticipate that the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below average activity. The season begins June 1 and ends November 30. Philip J. Klotzbach and Michael M. Bell of university’s atmospheric science department authored the report released April 6.

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