Hurricane Sally hits U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding, downgrades to tropical storm

Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as it brought what the U.S. National Hurricane Center called “historic and catastrophic” flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast. Sally, which made landfall early on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm on the… Read More Hurricane Sally hits U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding, downgrades to tropical storm

Hurricane Sally closes in on U.S. Gulf Coast, threatens historic flooding

Hurricane Sally closed in on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday, threatening historic floods, the National Hurricane Center said, with more than 2 feet (61 cm) of rain expected in some areas. The second strong storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally’s winds decreased to 80 miles (140 km) per hour,… Read More Hurricane Sally closes in on U.S. Gulf Coast, threatens historic flooding

U.S. Gulf Coast states prepare for landfall of Hurricane Sally

Louisiana and Mississippi residents were under evacuation orders on Monday as Hurricane Sally churned across the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening to a hurricane ahead of expected landfall on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The second storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally was headed toward a slow-motion landfall on… Read More U.S. Gulf Coast states prepare for landfall of Hurricane Sally

Six dead, buildings destroyed as Hurricane Laura rips through Louisiana

Hurricane Laura tore through Louisiana on Thursday, killing six people and flattening buildings across a wide swatch of the state before moving into Arkansas with heavy rains. Laura’s powerful gusts uprooted trees – and four people were crushed to death in separate incidents of trees falling on homes. The state’s department of health said late… Read More Six dead, buildings destroyed as Hurricane Laura rips through Louisiana

Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Louisiana, tornadoes and flooding expected

Hurricane Laura made landfall early 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 inland from the sea. The National Weather Service said the storm surge, possibly higher than a two-storey house, could be “unsurvivable,” acknowledging… Read More Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Louisiana, tornadoes and flooding expected

Thousands evacuated as twin storms threaten Caribbean, U.S. Gulf Coast

Coastal residents in low-lying areas of Louisiana and Cuba were evacuating on Sunday, while roads turned to rivers in Haiti’s capital city, as twin hurricanes threatened the Caribbean and U.S. Gulf Coast. Marco, which strengthened to a hurricane on Sunday and is forecast to hit the Louisiana coast on Monday, will be followed by Tropical… Read More Thousands evacuated as twin storms threaten Caribbean, U.S. Gulf Coast