at200807_satIn 2005,  I was amazed to be able to watch and listen to the events that were  going on in the southern US during Hurricane Katrina.  Quite a few people had provided webcams, news feeds and audio links of what was going on in real time in that area.

So as another hurricane season is in full swing,  Gustav, Hanna, and possibly Ike, Josephine, and Kyle in the winds, which are all threatening to cause trouble once again.   Here are some of the links of live feeds and information sources that I and others might find helpful over the next few days for remote monitoring of conditions down south.

Good luck to all who now find themselves in the path of these storms.

Refresh and visit this page often as I’ll update with new links as I discover them.

As this list gets longer, please scroll down below for:

  • General Information
  • Storm Tracking Sites
  • Live Video and Audio Feeds
  • Live Webcam shots of affected areas
  • Police and Emergency Scanner streaming audio
  • Traffic Cameras


This page last updated: 2008-09-01 19:30cst

General Information

The AP’s Visualization and explanation of the effects between Category 1 – 5 hurricanes The effect of not only the wind damage, but also the storm surge effects from the water rise.
Gustav Twitter Aggregate information page Watch the conversations and news being posted to Twitter about hurricane Gustav.
Gustav Alerts and Information Community site Ning site where people are collecting information about Gustav

Blogging from the Storm


Gustav Bloggers Page From Zipa Datacenter in downtown New Orleans.  Posting pictures and reports from the storm.  It appears the staff here will be assisting in any downed communications, so expect interesting first person reports.


Storm Tracking Sites Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog Keep an eye on this one as this provides much more information than I am finding on the local news as it relates to the storm.  Many of the blog readers are weather trackers, so reading the comments is just as informative as the blog itself.  You will find up to date forecasting models posted throughout the day as well.
Central Florida Hurricane Center Some great maps of the storm overlay on Google Maps
3D Radar images out of Key West, Florida Real time visualization via JAVA applet
Crown Weather Hurricane Gustav Site  
The OilDrum Damage Tracking site Tracking the Damage to the Oil infrastructure in the path of Gustav
StormTrack.Org Gustav Discussion and Storm Tracking


Live Video and Audio News Feeds

General Video and Audio Hurricane Center Live Video Providing Live Video Feeds of news agencies in the affected areas
Cayman Islands
The Rooster 101.9 Cayman Radio Audio Feed Live Radio Broadcast  
New Orleans, Louisiana

A single page showing video feeds of television stations WGNO,WWLTV,WDSU and WVUE at once

Lafayette: KLFY, KATC; Lake Charles: KPLC; Baton Rouge: WAFB(down ~16:00CDT), WLBT; Gulfport: WLOX

Live News Video A great way to keep track of all stations on the same page.  Just be sure to mute the ones you aren’t focusing on 🙂 Video Feed Live News Video  
WDSU Live Video Feed Live News Video  
WWL-AM870/FM105.3 Audio Feed Radio Broadcast  
KALB NBC Video Feed Live Video Video feed from Alexandria, LA
WBRZ Video Feed Live Video Video feed from Baton Rouge, LA
KTRH AM 740 Houston Live Radio Broadcast Houston, Texas
MyFox Houston Live News Video Houston, Texas
KHOU TV Houston Live News Video Houston, Texas
ABC 13 TV Live News Video Houston, Texas
ABC 33/40 Birmingham Live News Video Birmingham, Alabama
WKRG News 5 Mobile Live News Video Mobile, Alabama
NBC15 Mobile Live News Video Mobile, Alabama
Fox10 TV Mobile Live News Video Mobile, Alabama
 Mississippi Public Broadcasting Online Live Feed Live Audio Feed  


Live WebCam feeds of affected areas

General WebCam Links Hurricane Webcam List A great list of many webcams which are streaming video in the areas possibly affected by the hurricane.
Cayman Islands
Ocean Frontiers Webcam Webcam  
Reef Grill on Grand Cayman Island Webcam  
CubaCAM Live Webcam stills from Cuba
Louisiana Camera Central Several Webcam feeds from New Orleans

Bourbon Street Live Cam  
Port of New Orleans Webcams  
New Orleans EarthCam – Bourbon Street Live  
Lake Charles Webcam Lake Charles
Hurricam 3  (drunk) Guys in Houma who are staying in NOLA and are streaming video
Gustav Live Cam Ustream Video out of Lafayette (while there is still power there)
Galveston, Texas Island Cams
CancunCAM Webcam shots from Royal Resorts Hotels in Cancun, Mexico


Police and Emergency Scanner Feeds

(If you know of any other streaming live police scanner links in the NOLA area, please post them in the comments so I can add them)


Traffic Cameras


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