"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson is helping her fellow Louisianans whose homes were destroyed during last months flooding by teaming up with the Roma Boot company to benefit relief efforts.
Last month, a state of emergency was declared in Louisiana after excessive rainfall resulted in the flooding of over 40,000 homes, affecting over 80,000 people in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. The disaster is considered the worst in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.
Robertson, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, has once again teamed up with rain boot company Roma Boots with her fall collection to raise money to charity — this time to benefit flood victims in her home state. more >>
Hurricane Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade, has been downgraded to a storm. However, even as Hermine showed signs of weakening, it has left severe damage to nearly 300,000 homes and business establishments and one death in Florida. Hermine is still dangerous and is now pushing towards the north east and is expected to affect Georgia, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
51 counties in Florida in state of emergency, one death
Before Hermine even hit the state, Governor Rick Scott has placed 51 counties in Florida under state of emergency. The hurricane had winds of 80 mph causing storm surges along the Florida coast. more >>
Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Gulf Coast in the early hours of Friday, bringing sustained winds of 80 mph and torrential rain along the coast, but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.
The Weather Channel reported that heavy rain from Hermine will impact a swath from Florida to Georgia and the Carolinas, bringing tropical storm-force winds, isolated tornadoes, and storm surge.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned that the storm will bring downed trees and power outages, and urged people to stay indoors and make sure they have enough food, water and medicine for the next several days. more >>
It's official; Tropical Storm Hermine has been categorized as a full-fledged hurricane, and is forecast to hit Florida at midnight Thursday night. Experts say that Hermine is the first hurricane that will make landfall since 2005.
To quickly mobilize emergency help to affected counties, Governor Rick Scott has placed 51 counties in Florida under a state of emergency. He also advised residents and business owners to brace for dangerous winds and heavy rainfall. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Hermine will have winds up to 70 mph on Thursday.
Florida National Guard on close watch more >>
These are the latest updates for the weather disturbances looming Hawaii, North Carolina and Florida.
The National Hurricane Center announced a hurricane warning for Florida on Wednesday night. The warnings cover areas from Swanee River west to Mexico Beach. This warning is for residents to brace for the impact of Tropical Storm Hermine as it gains strengths while it passes over the Gulf of Mexico.
Path of Tropical Storm Hermine in Florida more >>
Two tropical weather systems are closely being monitored by weather forecasters as well as residents, business owners, and beachgoers along the shores of North Carolina's Outer Banks. These tropical disturbances could bring heavy rain during the final busy weeks of summer, dampening late vacation plans and various interests in the area.
Forecasters are on close watch for a first system that threatens to become a full-fledged storm before it moves along the coast of North Carolina. This will bring about strong winds and heavy rains to barrier islands found along popular beaches in the area.
The second system is located along the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to hit the northern parts of Florida. This system could also strengthen into a storm later this week and could move towards the Atlantic coast. more >>