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Roger Erickson, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office, points to a screen Thursday during a hurricane season preparedness meeting at the Port of Morgan City’s Emergency Operations Center

By ZACHARY
FITZGERALD
zfitzgerald@daily-re-view.com

Forecasters expect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season will have just be-low average activity. But officials say St. Mary Parish’s already swollen waterways could lead to a potential disaster if any storm brings significant rainfall.The Port of Morgan City hosted a hurricane season preparedness meeting Thursday at its Emergency Operations Center in conjunction with the St. Mary Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, St. Mary Levee District and U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City. 


Dredging takes place in the Crewboat Cut section of the Atchafalaya River during April


By ZACHARY FITZGERALD
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The money is there. Now Port of Morgan City leaders say that money will be put to use on multiple dredging projects in the coming months. They say these projects will help facilitate more waterway commerce.

Roger Erickson, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles Office, speaks during a SKYWARN training class for weather spotters at the Port of Morgan City’s Emergency Operations Center.