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2009-03-11 12:49:00

Receives EEI Awards for Responding to Gustav, Ike and Assisting Two Other Utilities NEW ORLEANS, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy Corporation accepted two national awards Wednesday for its work restoring power after hurricanes Gustav and Ike and for helping two utilities recover from severe weather. It is the 11th consecutive year Entergy has received storm response awards from the Edison Electric Institute. Entergy received an EEI Emergency Recovery Award for restoring power to...

2008-12-11 12:25:00

Hurricane Dolly, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, Midwest Flooding, Indiana Tornadoes WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced the top five disasters of 2008, based on the number of people needing shelter, food, and comfort. They are: Hurricane Dolly, Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Ike, the flooding in the Midwest, and the tornadoes which devastated Indiana. Weather played a disastrous part in many people's lives in 2008. A record number of...

2008-12-01 08:46:00

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season ended Sunday, and not a day too soon. While recent weeks have been quiet, July saw Hurricane Dolly lash South Padre Island, Texas, with 100 MPH winds. Come September, Gustav slammed New Orleans and the Louisiana coast. Ike trashed Galveston, Texas; hammered downtown Houston, and swirled inland, wreaking havoc clear through the Great Lakes. All told, storms killed some 900 people, overwhelmingly Caribbeans, while...

2008-11-26 11:15:43

Storm watchers say this year's U.S. hurricane season was typical with one exception: Hurricane Ike, which showed how misleading labeling hurricanes can be. A Category 2 storm, Hurricane Ike bombarded the Texas Gulf Coast in September, causing $11.4 billion in damage, which Texas A&M atmospheric sciences Professor John Nielsen-Gammon says makes it the most expensive storm in Lone Star history. We learned from Ike that a storm surge even from a Category 2 storm can be devastating, said...

2008-10-08 09:00:42

Rocksource has announced that the September 2008 production from its US subsidiaries averaged 2,290 barrels of oil equivalent per day, compared to the production of 769 barrels of oil equivalent per day in September 2007. The September 2008 production was effected by hurricane Ike. Rocksource said that it managed to maintain production throughout the hurricane, though at lower rates due to operational challenges associated with lack of electricity and minor damage to the facilities. The...

2008-10-03 18:00:29

El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) is providing an update on the effects of Hurricane Ike on its Gulf of Mexico and onshore production. Gulf of Mexico/S. Louisiana El Paso's net production in the Gulf of Mexico and S. Louisiana areas, which totaled 125 million cubic feet equivalent per day (MMcfe/d) before production was shut in for Hurricane Ike, currently totals 30 MMcfe/d. While most of the 27 operated-platforms received only minor damage, two structures in the Eugene Island area, that...

2008-10-01 15:00:21

Ecologists said they fear Hurricane Ike did extensive damage to Gulf Coast beaches and wildlife habitat that could take years to repair. While the storm didn't produce any significant oil spills, it did knock over trees, inundate marshes with salt water and washed tons of debris into the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. "The extent of the damage won't be known for a while but it is possible we have had 20-30 years of damage at once," Larry McKinney, executive director of the Harte...

2008-10-01 12:00:27

By Michael Hooper By Michael Hooper THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.99 per gallon Tuesday at Quick Stop at S.W. 6th and Lane, where motorists waited in line to buy the fuel. "I think we're the cheapest place in town right now," said Usha Gulshan, a clerk at the station. Fuel is more than $3.30 per gallon at stations in west Topeka, but S.W. 6th Street has had a bit of a gas war. The Phillips 66 at S.W. 10th and MacVicar was $3.29 per gallon, while the...

2008-10-01 09:00:41

Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) announced today that production in its Lake Washington field, located in Plaquemines Parish, LA., has been restored to approximately 85% of pre-storm levels and is expected to reach pre-storm production levels later this week. All operated production has been restored in the Horseshoe Bayou, Bayou Sale, Cote Blanche Island, Jeanerette, South Bearhead Creek, Brookeland and Masters Creek fields. High Island and some non-operated production remain shut in waiting...

2008-10-01 06:00:44

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- American Electric Power Company Incorporated (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio) is working on its reliability system as part of a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Michael Morris, Chairman, President and CEO, said at the recent Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference in New York. His statement came a week after the remnants of Hurricane Ike swept through the Midwest, cutting power to about 2 million customers in...


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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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