Articles tagged "louisiana"

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Hurricane "Ida" among the costliest for oil production since 2005

Gulf of Mexico oil producers are still struggling to restart operations after the devastating impact made by Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" on August 29, 2021. With Port Fourchon still in 'Recovery Phase' and the majority of the region's offshore...

September 09, 2021

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New Orleans on track to restore 90 percent of electricity by September 8, Louisiana

Just 8 days after Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" hit New Orleans, knocking out power to the entire city, 71 percent of Entergy New Orleans customers have had their power restored, company executives announced on Monday, September 6, 2021. Ida made landfall on...

September 07, 2021

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Port Fourchon - major oil and gas hub - still in 'Recovery Phase' after a direct hit by Ida, causing gas prices to rise, U.S.

Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made a direct hit to Port Fourchon, the most important oil and gas hub in the Gulf of Mexico on August 29, 2021, causing extensive damage and putting the facility in 'Recovery Phase.' Ida's impacts to Port Fauchron...

September 05, 2021

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More than 1 million homes and businesses remain without power, Louisiana

More than 1 million homes and businesses in southern Louisiana remain without power after Hurricane "Ida" caused 'catastrophic' damage to the power grid over the weekend.1 Ida is the second most intense hurricane on record to hit Louisiana, only...

August 31, 2021

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Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" hits Louisiana on Katrina's 16th anniversary, leaves more than 1 million homes without power

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made landfall in Louisiana, U.S. on August 29, 2021, bringing catastrophic storm surge, maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), and heavy rains. More than 1 million customers in Louisiana were left...

August 30, 2021

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Ida expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane as it hits Louisiana, U.S.

Hurricane "Ida" is moving over the Gulf of Mexico through an area favorable for rapid intensification. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects it to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the coast of Louisiana by late Sunday, August...

August 28, 2021

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Historic rainfall, significant flood threat continues for south-central U.S., at least 5 fatalities in Louisiana

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for a large part of the ArkLaTex. Officials in Louisiana said Tuesday they are...

May 19, 2021

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Severe storms lash Texas and Louisiana, flood emergency declared

Severe storms lashed parts of Texas and Louisiana over the past days, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to declare a flash flood emergency. Widespread flooding was reported throughout Lake Charles, which saw its third wettest day on record on Monday, May...

May 18, 2021

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Damaging tornado hits uptown New Orleans, Louisiana

A damaging tornado swept through uptown New Orleans, Louisiana early Wednesday morning (LT), May 12, 2021, as severe thunderstorms rolled over the area. This was the only tornado in the U.S. on May 11, the first to hit New Orleans since July 2019 and the 10th since...

May 13, 2021

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Powerful winter stom hits southern U.S., leaving more than 150 000 customers without power

A powerful winter storm swept through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi on Sunday, January 10, 2021, leaving more than 150 000 customers without power. Parts of Texas registered up to 23 cm (9 inches) of snow, causing power outages, making travel difficult, and...

January 11, 2021

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes historic landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Fast-moving Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall at its peak strength near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana at 21:00 UTC on October 28, 2020. Its maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) at the time of landfall placed it on the upper edge of a Category 2...

October 29, 2020

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Category 2 Hurricane "Delta" makes landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Hurricane "Delta" made landfall near Creole, Louisiana at 23:00 UTC on October 9, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph), making it a Category 2 hurricane. The storm had a minimum central pressure of 970 hPa at the time of landfall and...

October 10, 2020

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Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" ties for strongest Louisiana landfalling hurricane on record

Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" made landfall near Cameron in southwestern Louisiana at 06:00 UTC (01:00 CDT) on August 27, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 241 km/h (150 mph) and minimum central pressure of 938 hPa. Catastrophic storm surge, extreme...

August 27, 2020

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Laura forecast to rapidly strengthen into Category 4 hurricane before making landfall, U.S.

Hurricane "Laura" is expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before it approaches Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts and moves island near those areas tonight, August 26 or Thursday morning (LT), August 27, 2020. Potentially...

August 26, 2020

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10 simultaneous waterspouts seen off the coast of Louisiana, U.S.

Up to 10 simultaneous waterspouts were seen and recorded off the coast of Louisiana on August 20, 2020. Lake Michigan currently holds the visual record of 9 occurring at once in a single photo. WOW... I am gobsmaked.... 10 #waterspouts at the same time reported off...

August 21, 2020

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Severe weather, including deadly tornado, causes damage and injuries in Louisiana, U.S.

At least one fatality and multiple injuries were confirmed after severe weather, including a possible tornado, ripped through Acadia Parish in Louisiana, U.S. on Sunday night, May 17, 2020. A Church Point resident described the trail of destruction the twister left,...

May 18, 2020

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Very heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Louisiana and Texas, another storm to drench South, U.S.

Parts of Texas and southern Louisiana were hit by very heavy rains on Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, 2020, resulting in widespread flooding. Another storm system is forecast to continue its track across the Southern states through the end of the weekend,...

May 16, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across Louisiana, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the sky over Louisiana at around 01:45 UTC on May 11, 2020 (20:45 LT on May 10). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 24 reports about the event from eyewitnesses as far north as Bogue Chitto in Mississippi and as far east as...

May 12, 2020

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Deadly tornado outbreak hits Deep South, U.S.

Severe storms triggered more than two dozen tornadoes in parts of the Deep South on Monday, December 16, 2019, killing at least three people in Louisiana and Alabama, while leaving a trail of destruction mostly in Mississippi, according to the National Weather...

December 17, 2019

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Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas, USA

While Hurricane "Humberto" continues to move further away from the southeastern U.S. and toward the Bermuda, heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure are moving onshore into the western Gulf coast. NWS said its forecast...

September 17, 2019

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Hurricane "Barry" makes landfall near Intracostal City, Louisiana

20:53 UTC, July 13Category 1 Hurricane "Barry" made landfall near Intracostal City, Louisiana and weakened into a tropical storm, NHC said 18:00 UTC. This made it the 4th hurricane ever to make landfall on the Louisiana coast in July. Previous July...

July 13, 2019

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Month's worth of rain in 24 hours hits parts of U.S. Gulf Coast, at least one person killed

A month's worth of rain hit parts of Texas and Louisiana in just 24 hours on June 5 to June 6, 2019, causing flash flooding and leaving at least one person dead. At least 4 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana. A tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is...

June 07, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after more than 20 tornadoes hit southern U.S.

At least 8 people were killed after severe thunderstorms swept through the southern United States on April 13 and 14, 2019, producing flash flooding and at least 22 tornadoes in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Two children were killed in Angelina County,...

April 15, 2019

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Nate weakening as it heads inland over Deep South, 120 000+ without power

Hurricane "Nate" made its first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River, southeastern Louisiana around 00:00 UTC on October 8 (19:00 CDT, October 7) and its second near Biloxi, Mississippi around 05:30 UTC (00:30 CDT) with winds near 140 km/h (85...

October 08, 2017

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Tornado hits Baton Rouge, huge hail pelts Oklahoma and Arkansas

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Baton Rouge, Louisiana early Friday morning, May 12, 2017. The tornado ripped through Sherwood Forest area around 09:00 CDT, causing significant damage. The twister tossed a vehicle...

May 12, 2017

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Destructive tornadoes hit Louisiana, state of emergency declared

At least 6 tornadoes swept through southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, leaving widespread damage and dozens of injured. Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency following the destruction of a severe storm system that moved through...

February 08, 2017

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Summer 2016 sets new temperature records in New Orleans, Louisiana

Summer 2016 was one of the hottest recorded in the state of Louisiana. In New Orleans, the temperatures hadn't dropped below 26.7 °C (80 °F) for 43 nights, smashing the previous records set in 2010, when such a situation was reported for only 10 nights. ...

September 29, 2016

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Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

An increasing trend of seismic activity at the Bayou Corne sinkhole near Oxy 3 cavern placed the sinkhole staff back on highest level alert late December 2013. Since August 2012 the sinkhole grew from 1 to more than 25 acres (10 hectares / 100 000

January 03, 2014

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Federal investigation started on mysterious deaths of bottlenose dolphins at Indian River Lagoon, Florida - US

On July 24, 2013 NOAA declared the mass die-off of bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon an "Unusual Mortality Event" - UME. This declaration will send federal resources and scientists to help teams already on the ground. Indian

July 25, 2013

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New bubbles and ground cracks appeared near Louisiana sinkhole

It's been a while since we last reported about sinkhole development in Bayou Corne, in northern Assumption Parish in Louisiana, US. However, we were very well updated thanks to dedicated crew at The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle. For daily updates and hard-to-find news go

January 26, 2013

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Louisiana sinkhole - Crude oil in cavern and sinkhole being removed, evacuation order remains

Texas Brine Co. of Houston began removing crude oil trapped in a failed company salt cavern inside the Napoleonville Dome in northern Assumption Parish, company and government officials said on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The state Office of Conservation approved

October 17, 2012

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Large explosion reported at Webster Parish, Louisiana

Reports of some type of unique atmospheric phenomenon began coming into the NWS Shreveport office just before midnight, Monday, October 15, 2012. At the time it was unclear what exactly occurred. All that was known was that some type of explosion must have happened

October 17, 2012

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Tropical storm path plot shows Louisiana and Mississippi more prone to hurricane activity than other states

Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Katrina made landfall on almost the same day on the same location, with 7 year difference. Some areas of US are just more prone to hurricane activity than others. Especially, Louisiana and Mississippi.Here are plotted the paths of the

September 09, 2012