Water from the industrial canal floods a road as Hurricane Gustav strikes the Gulf Coast September 1, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gustav made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Cocodrie, Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. (Photo by Getty Images North America)
As Hurricane Season Reaches its Peak, There Could be Plenty More After Hanna, Ike and Josephine; All Three Could Strike the Atlantic Seaboard Within a WeekParade of storms: As the remnants of Hurricane Gustav (left) continue to dump torrential rains on northern Louisiana, eastern Texas and Arkansas, Tropical Storm Hanna (center) roars through Haiti and the Dominican Republic while Tropical Storm Ike (right) churns in the open Atlantic. The latter two cyclones -- along with Tropical Storm...Read Full Story
Hurricane Now a Tropical Storm, But Still Drenches Louisiana With Heavy Rains; Surge Splashes Over Industrial Canal Levees, But Reinforced Walls Hold; East Coast Keeps Wary Eye on HannaSwollen water sloshes over the side of a levee Monday on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav slammed into the Gulf Coast, driving a surge of water to the lip of the levees protecting the below-sea-level Crescent City. But after several tense hours, the levees held fast, to the great relief...Read Full Story
By Steven DiMartino
9:05 AM 09/02/10
While high pressure will remain in control over the region for one more day with hot temperatures, the main story is clearing the progression of powerful Hurricane Earl.
Hurricane Earl is moving to the north-northwest at 18 mph as of 8 AM. Earl is expected to continue to move to the north-northwest through this afternoon, approaching the North Carolina Outer Banks. Earl will come very close to the Outer Banks and may make a brief...Read Full Story
Tropical Storm Hanna lost her Hurricane status last night, but she’s slowly regaining strength and following a familiar course toward the coast of South Carolina, according to the most recent advisory from the National Weather Service.The middle of the storm’s forecast track currently has it making landfall just north of Charleston late Friday night (almost precisely where Hurricane Hugo struck in 1989), although there is still a possibility it could strike further south or miss a continental...Read Full Story
Last week’s crude and gasoline inventories dropped more than expected as the effects of Hurricane Gustav resulted in some production disruptions. Gustav, which struck last month, was the fourth-most-destructive storm to hit the United States, causing $20 billion in damages.
And then came Hurricane Ike.
Ike made landfall in the Galveston area of the U.S. Gulf Coast on in the pre-dawn hours Saturday (the day I was penning this column) as a Category 2 storm with winds hitting 110 miles per hour...Read Full Story
Follow Hurricane Gustav and track news and pictures of the hurricane. Hurricane Gustav kicked off in August 2008.