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Tropical Storm Beta puts over 10M people under warnings

Man wades through flooded town following hurricane

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Tropical Storm Beta to drop a foot of rain in Texas and Louisiana (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beta was predicted to bring a foot of rain to parts of coastal Texas and Louisiana next week as the 24th named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season moves ashore on Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said. …

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Vast Grid Damage Will Mean Some Laura Victims Sweat in the Dark for Weeks

Downed transmission towers

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 31, 2020 By Will Wade – Parts of Louisiana will be without power for weeks after Hurricane Laura caused “catastrophic” damage to the region’s grid, mangling steel transmission towers and snapping utility poles as if they were twigs. More than 300,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark Monday morning, including 150,000 Entergy Corp. customers, four days after the Category 4 …

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“Write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it a ziplock bag in your pocket,”

Structures near Vermilion Bay are seen in waters brought by Hurricane Laura

REUTERS, AUGUST 27, 2020 Sheriff gives sobering advice to residents who choose to remain behind in the path of Hurricane Laura. PORT ARTHUR, Texas (Reuters) – Hurricane Laura made landfall early on Thursday in southwestern Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms to hit the state, with forecasters warning it could push a massive wall of water 40 miles …

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BREAKING: Laura bringing “unsurvivable” 20-foot storm surge

Storm surge. Waves

REUTERS, AUGUST 26, 2020 GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) – Hurricane Laura was expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday on a steady track to hit the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast after dark, causing catastrophic damage, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, already a Category 3 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale for measuring hurricane intensity, was about 235 …

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Laura to strengthen to category four hurricane by Wednesday

A family takes belongings as the evacuate ahead of Hurricane Laura making landfall

REUTERS, AUGUST 26, 2020 (Reuters) – Hurricane Laura is expected to strengthen rapidly into a category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Laura, currently a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph), is about 335 miles (540 km) southeast of Galveston, Texas, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. …

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Hurricane Laura poses biggest threat to U.S. oil in 15 years

Waves splash during the passage of Tropical Storm Laura

REUTERS, AUGUST 25, 2020 HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil production shutdowns in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are approaching the level of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and coastal refiners on Tuesday scrambled to cut processing ahead of a major hurricane approaching the Texas/Louisiana coast. Hurricane Laura will rapidly gain strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and is expected …

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Golden Ray demolition put on hold due to COVID and bad weather

Car carrier lying on its side in muddy water. Tug boat. Platform.

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2020 Removal of the shipwrecked Golden Ray is now on hold, suspended due to COVID-19 infections and concerns of the area’s looming hurricane season. BRUNSWICK, GA – Operations to remove the overturned car carrier Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Ga. have been suspended due to a coronavirus outbreak among responders and safety risks relating to hurricane …

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PHOTOS: Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Sunken sailboat at pier. Debris following storm

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2020 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (USCG Press Release) — The Coast Guard conducted an overflight to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna near Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday.  A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew conducted a 115 mile survey beginning at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, transiting east to Rockport, Texas, south to Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas, and west …

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