Happy Wednesday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a rundown of what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Today, Louisiana lawmakers are weighing whether to make changes to the free college tuition program known as TOPS. Find out how the bills could raise eligibility requirements or place caps on awards.
*The National Weather Service in Lake Charles will be part of a tsunami drill today along with other Gulf Coast communities, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hear why the Gulf of Mexico could pose tsunami hazard because of underwater landslides.
*A robotic device in Lafourche Parish could be a key in solving the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It's an underwater vehicle that works in the deep sea and we'll explain how it could be used to recover critical pieces of evidence.
*We have an update on that baby gorilla born via C-section with the help of Lake Charles native, Dr. Dawn Reeves. We'll show you the latest heart-warming video of mom and baby strolling the grounds at the San Diego Zoo.
Make it a Sunrise day!
Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...More >>
The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...More >>
Want to know exact specifics of Monday's Solar Eclipse in your area? Google Maps has teamed with the University of California-Berkley to build a graphic that shows what your area will look like during Monday's eclipse. You can also check out a Solar Eclipse timeline in Southwest Louisiana HERE. Click on the photo to access the graphic. Vox has built a similar simulator. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>