Louisiana officials said Wednesday they may have to intentionally breach a levee in a flooded area as Hurricane Isaac made a slow, drenching slog inland before weakening to a tropical storm and a dusk-to-dawn curfew was declared in New Orleans.
Hurricane Isaac pushed water over a rural levee, knocked out power and flooded beach-front roads before dawn in Louisiana and Mississippi as it began a slow, drenching slog inland.
Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind fortified levees.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is ready to face Tropical Storm Isaac. Noting that Isaac should arrive at the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Landrieu said Monday that officials feel very good about the ability to cope with Isaac
Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Local volunteers from the American Red Cross are ready to help in case Tropical Storm Isaac hits landfall with hurricane force and causes serious trouble along the Gulf Coast.
The developer of a disputed oil pipeline, planned to carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, may condemn land across a Texas farm for the pipeline’s right of way, a judge ruled.
A group that cares for and releases endangered sea turtle hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico says it had a record 6,000 babies born this year.
When the National Hurricane Center’s new director was growing up on the Florida and Texas coasts, storms frightened him. Now, Rick Knabb understands storms much better.
A judge has outlined a new structure for a trial of Gulf oil spill claims that wouldn’t be resolved by a proposed class-action settlement between BP and a team of attorneys.
A judge said that he is leaning in favor of granting approval to a class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A judge is set to preside over a hearing on a class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 Gulf oil spill.