Latest National Weather Service bulletin for New Orleans region Stories
NASA satellites are providing forecasters with data on rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Isaac as it continues to track over Louisiana, Mississippi and spread northward into the lower Mississippi Valley.
Powerful Hurricane Gustav was 85 miles south of near-deserted New Orleans early Monday, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The city was advised at 6 a.m. Gustav was a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph with higher gusts.
Tropical Storm Gustav appears to be headed for the Gulf of Mexico on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike on New Orleans.
MIAMI (Reuters) - A hurricane warning in effect for much of the Gulf Coast of Florida since Monday was lifted on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Alberto failed to gain strength before making landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane warning was downgraded at 11 a.m.
Government hurricane specialists said Friday they are investigating whether Hurricane Katrina was actually a Category 3 storm, not a 4, when it struck the Gulf Coast.
For all the criticism of the Bush administration's confused response to Hurricane Katrina, at least two federal agencies got it right: the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. They forecast the path of the storm and the potential for devastation with remarkable accuracy.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina was downgraded to a still-major Category 3 storm on Monday morning as it made a second landfall on the Mississippi coast, the National Hurricane Center said. Katrina initially struck southeastern Louisiana overnight as a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds.
By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Powerful Hurricane Katrina roared toward the Louisiana coast on Monday with 150 mile per hour (240 kph) winds and a massive storm surge that threatened to swamp the historic city of New Orleans.
By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Gusty winds and heavy rain squalls swept across southern Louisiana on Monday as giant Hurricane Katrina bore down on the U.S. Gulf coast and threatened to swamp the city of New Orleans.
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