Category Archives: Tropical Storms

Gulf of Mexico Buoy Data Aggregation: Purpose and Intent

View the page here

Often, buoys surrounding the mainland report weather data to the National Data Buoy Center. I love the data… but the page has a lot to be desired. The page is an attempt to deliver an enormous amount of weather data in the most efficient method they know. However, IMHO, the efficiency is at the sacrifice of usability by the common man, you and me (and a lot of others.)

In developing this page, it is my intent and purpose to manipulate the available data into graphical representations such as maps, charts and graphs that are specific to a user-chosen region.

Additionally, I have this idea that the data can be webbed into an early warning system for those storms that pop-up just off the coast and are often missed by traditional meteorological analysis. The concept is simple — if two or more adjacent buoys exhibit a rapid change in a data point, then an alarm will be raised. The reason two or more buoys are needed is to provide a cross reference as often data will be stale or just plain garbage.

The coding is in my head. I’m working to get it out and through my hands and onto my servers. The referenced page above is the start of a long journey. I pray that it may be a valid enough journey to show worth and others, much better skilled than I, will take the idea and the work and run with it. Feel free to contact me personally using jay@jayctheriot.com if you have any questions.

All the data is open and free. Provided by the various governments. I’m considering my code the same. I have a neuro-muscular disorder that will eventually rob me of my ability to code. I don’t wish my ideas to die with that ability. I am just jubilant that I have been granted a respite and can do what I’m doing now. I don’t know how long it will last, but I plan on coding as much as I can until I can’t.

Thanks for reading, In Christ,

Jay C. “Jazzy J” Theriot

Housing Resources in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes

Terrebonne and Lafourche have a significant number of people that do not have habital homes any longer.  My wife has found a few resources and I’ve listed them below. I pray that I help at least one person. Feel free to share.For temporary/emergency housing:


Terrebonne residents can register at www.tpcg.org/temphousing
Needed information:
*Address of the home you were living in during Hurricane Ida.
*A contact number to reach the head of household.
*The number of people in your household, pets, etc.

For any Lafourche residents:
https://www.lafourchegov.org/emergency-housing
Residents who require temporary housing, whether you or a homeowner or renter, please call the EOC (985) 537-7603 to be placed on the list for temporary housing.


Thanks for reading, sharing and cross posting.

Jay C. “Jazzy J” Theriot

Saturday, September 4th, Top News

From the Advocate:

N.O. to get power back over the next five days (link)
‘I know you’re hurting:’ President Biden visits residents in storm-devastated LaPlace (link)
Damage to La. coast projects varies: Coastal authority weighs repairs ahead of seeking federal money (link)
New plant in East could not quickly restore power: Critics say Entergy misled officials (Link)
Hospital in Thibodaux rushed to move patients after generator failed, CEO says (link)
Progress being made on gas shortage (link)

From Houma Today (formerly the Houma Daily Courier)

Houma electric co-op SLECA battles outages post-Ida from HQ destroyed by hurricane (link)
Hurricane Ida recovery: Where to find help, resources in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes (link)
Terrebonne and Lafourche electricity to be fully restored by Sept. 29, Entergy says (link)
How a Louisiana family and community survived Hurricane Ida’s second landfall in Galliano (link)
Watch replay: President Joe Biden speaks in Louisiana while touring Hurricane Ida damage (link)

On the National front, the US remains in chaos and divided.