Gulf Coast

Smoke from an explosion at the TPC Group plant is seen Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Port Neches, Texas
Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP
AP News
November 29, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for around 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was finally under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions three days earlier. Read more here.
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A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP
July 15, 2019 - 9:57 am
By Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."...
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Michael leaves tens of thousands without power
CNN
October 15, 2018 - 6:46 am
By Ray Sanchez, Nicole Chavez and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- Florida and Georgia are reeling from the brutal effects of Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday. The widespread destruction has left many people living in dire conditions. Residents have been waiting...
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High tide from offshore Hurricane Michael creeps up into the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 after the Anclote River backs up.
Jim Damaske/The Tampa Bay Times via AP
October 10, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in...
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Julie Logsdon loads her dogs Tobias and Luna into her car in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP
October 10, 2018 - 6:47 am
By Brendan Farrington and Tamara Lush, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Michael roared down on the Florida Panhandle strengthening into a Category 4 hurricane early Wednesday before it crashes against the region's white-sand beaches, fishing villages and coastal communities later in the...
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Hurricane Michael Map
CNN
October 09, 2018 - 7:29 am
By Jason Hanna and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- Hurricane Michael is poised to slam Florida's Panhandle by Wednesday afternoon, threatening dangerous storm surges to low-lying areas ill-equipped to handle them -- and officials are urging people to get out of the way now. Michael, spinning in...
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Volleyball courts on Lummus Park Beach, South Beach are empty as a tropical storm warning was issued for the Miami Beach, Fla., area on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP
September 04, 2018 - 7:09 am
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast prepared Tuesday for Tropical Storm Gordon, which was forecast to become the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year. Just hours before the...
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George Estes tosses sand into storage tubs at a Harrison County Road Department sand bagging location.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
May 27, 2018 - 11:13 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Subtropical Storm Alberto gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Though the Atlantic hurricane season...
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