This week, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is encouraging Americans to read up on hurricanes and be ready for the hurricane season which begins June 1 and runs through November 30. Check out NOAA's Web site to learn more about hurricanes and how you can prepare for them.
Last week, NOAA predicted that this season could produce six to nine hurricanes and announced that its prediction had a 60 to 70 percent chance of happening. It was the first time NOAA gave a probability to its hurricane activity prediction after receiving criticism for its past predictions for hurricane seasons, which have sometimes wildly missed the mark.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.