Rob Perillo hosts In Our Own Backyard Series Tuesday

by Dege Legg

Rob Perillo hosts Vermilionville lecture series tonight.

He's the wild man wizard of modern meteorology. Tonight Rob Perillo will take leave from his secret enclave at the KATC-TV3 station cautiously parting from his trusty Power Doppler 3000 to host this evening's installment of the In Our Own Backyard series. This week's topic is "Wind, Water and Survival: Hurricane Stories" and members of the "Cajun Flotilla" will also be participating.

Perillo is the chief meteorologist at KATC TV3 and has "25 years of experience in forecasting Gulf Coast weather and has tracked hundreds of tropical storms and hurricanes during his career, including major Louisiana storms such as Andrew, Lili, Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike." Over the years, he has appeared on the Learning, Discovery, National Geographic and Weather Channels in regards to weather related phenomena as well as CBS and CNN during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. It all goes down at the Vermilionville Performance Center Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Be there! For more information, call 482-1320.

In Your Own Backyard is a free series exploring local cultural and environmental knowledge brought to you by The Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at UL.