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2010-06-29 05:45:00

Tropical Storm Alex is forecast to reach hurricane strength on Tuesday as it moves further into the Gulf waters near southern Texas, bringing high winds and large waves that will likely hinder efforts to contain the BP oil spill. Alex had maximum sustained winds near 65 mph as of early Tuesday morning, and is projected to travel west and south of the spill.  However, the storm's outer wind field might push the oil farther inland and slow operations in the area. Coast Guard Admiral Thad...

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2010-05-27 09:55:03

Post-Ike study by Rice's SSPEED Center details vulnerabilities With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new analysis from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued May 26 by the Rice University-based Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED) indicates that even a moderately powerful hurricane could endanger tens of thousands of lives and...

2010-04-26 15:16:00

HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The loss of trees along the Broadway esplanade, on Galveston's historic central thoroughfare, is one of many devastating damages sustained by the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy in concert with Apache Corporation is spearheading a regional fundraising campaign targeted to the energy and corporate communities in the Houston and Galveston area to raise funds to replenish these important, iconic blocks....

2009-09-09 13:16:00

VILLAGE OF TIKI ISLAND, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike fast approaching, many residents of the Texas Gulf Coast are extremely thankful to have returned to their homes after making repairs wrought by the Category 2 storm, which hit land in Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, shortly after 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Many others are still settling insurance claims and rebuilding. Still others have lost everything. Ginger and Neal Glass...

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2009-08-18 08:50:00

Bill was the third tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, behind Ana and Tropical Depression One. Over the weekend Bill grew into the first hurricane in the Atlantic this season. Two NASA Satellites captured Bill's rainfall and cloud temperatures as he was powering up. Hurricane Bill was upgraded to a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida on August 17 at 5 a.m. EDT. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew over hurricane...

2009-05-22 12:15:00

By uploading digital photos of precious valuables and documents, as recommended by insurance agents, homeowners can gain peace of mind by storing home inventory images securely online. AUSTIN, Texas, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin based company eProoft.com is encouraging community homeowners and businesses to better prepare before the storm as the 2009 Hurricane Season begins. National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 24th - 30th and a perfect time to stop and take stock of valuables and...

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2009-04-23 13:31:23

Texas Tech grad student and IGERT trainee Tanya Brown describes conducting research amid thunderstorms and hurricanes Ever wondered what it's like being up close and personal with some of the most violent storms on Earth? That's often just a normal day for students and faculty at Texas Tech University, who study nature's tempests such as supercell thunderstorms and hurricanes. Researchers brave the wind, rain and hail to set up instruments to collect valuable data that can be used to...

2009-04-14 15:09:00

Aerial Tour, Local Briefings Part of Bush-Clinton Effort to Raise Funds, Awareness CAMERON, La., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- President George Bush 41 toured Cameron, Louisiana today and declared that the Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund he oversees with former President Bill Clinton would not give up on helping coastal towns and communities in Texas and Louisiana still struggling to recover in the wake of the 2008 hurricane season. The former president was accompanied by Louisiana Governor...

2009-03-13 11:01:00

IBHS says foreclosure crisis could compound potential for damage TAMPA, Fla., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The six month anniversary of Hurricane Ike is a reminder to all coastal residents of the very real threat they face from high winds and storm surge. With the 2009 Hurricane Season less than three months away, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) fears the foreclosure crisis could compound the potential for damage. Approximately 50% of Americans live within 50...

2009-03-13 10:36:09

A new Rice University report released yesterday, exactly six months after Hurricane Ike slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, suggests that people did not practice the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita.According to the study, 75 percent of Harris County residents say they would evacuate if a Category 4 hurricane threatened Houston. This is a significant potential increase over the 24 percent of residents who left during the Category 2 Hurricane Ike. It's also a significant increase over the 52...


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Low Pressure Development Near The Gulf Coast
2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward over the next couple of days. Places that are going to be impacted with increased seas will be any...

Heavy Rain Batters The Gulf Coast From Louisiana To The Florida Panhandle
2012-07-10 17:50:51

GULF COAST UNITED STATES The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region. Thunderstorms and very heavy rain started in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and continued all the way through Sunday Night. An upper level feature began to slide through Eastern Texas towards the Gulf of Mexico and this interacted with a quasi-stationary front that was situated along the Northern Gulf Coast. The two features acted together to create a very...

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