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2008-09-17 06:00:24

By James C. McKinley Jr. Cornelia Dean and Thayer Evans contributed reporting from Galveston, Texas, Staci Semrad from Austin, Texas, and Rachel Mosteller from Houston. * The U.S. government has started distributing tons of food and water to residents across southeast Texas, with long lines forming as those who tried to cope without electrical power search for basic necessities. Aerial surveys showed Monday that Hurricane Ike had destroyed most of the houses on Bolivar Peninsula,...

2008-09-16 21:00:26

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High winds knocked out power to thousands of West Virginia customers as the remnants of Hurricane Ike moved into the state ahead of a cold front. Appalachian Power Co. says 9,165 state customers lost electrical service Sunday night. Most of the outages were in Lincoln, Mason and Wayne counties. Allegheny Power says 5,369 customers lost service. (c) 2008 Charleston Daily Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-16 18:00:25

MORGAN CITY, La., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced today the impacts of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Johnny Conrad, President and CEO stated "In the wake of the devastation on the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of these disasters. Our shipyards incurred minor impact from Hurricane Gustav which was primarily limited to loss of time and preparation and clean-up expenses....

2008-09-16 18:00:17

By GORDON JACKSON ST. MARYS -- It's been 110 years since Georgia took a direct hit from a hurricane, causing some people to question if St. Marys would be prepared if the area were hit by a storm like the one in 1898. The concern emergency management officials have is the mistaken perception among many residents that the states's curved coastline - - called the Georgia bight -- is immune from a direct strike by a hurricane. But history proves otherwise, said Mark Crews, director of the...

2008-09-16 15:00:33

Prices for regular gasoline in Rhode Island rose one penny a gallon as of yesterday and averaged $3.58 a gallon, according to a survey by the state Energy Office. Hurricane Ike apparently had no immediate impact on local gasoline prices. The report said prices ranged from a low of $3.47 a gallon to a high of $3.70 a gallon. A separate survey by AAA Southern New England set the average price at $3.57 a gallon. Rhode Island is currently 26 cents below the national average of $3.84 a...

2008-09-16 15:00:08

By GRAEME MURRAY A CITY schoolboy was among 26 Scots pupils forced to flee from a raging US hurricane. Ross Thomson, 17, who attends St Aloysius College, Garnethill, was visiting a space centre in Houston, Texas, with the group of schoolchildren and five teachers when Hurricane Ike struck. During a terrifying ordeal, the party were evacuated from their coastal hotel and taken to another near Houston's Bush airport. The group of 16 and 17-year-olds - which included Callum Starrs of...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

Some Texas officials say there will be second thoughts about rebuilding along the coastline where Hurricane Ike came ashore. The hurricane battered homes and businesses in areas where state officials had earlier proposed limiting construction to prevent beach erosion. The Houston Chronicle said Tuesday that while coastal communities have vigorously opposed restrictions, the damage done by Ike has reinvigorated the debate. "We now have a graphic example of why you should build as far away...

2008-09-16 09:00:45

The Texas-New Mexico Power Company, a provider of electrical transmission and distribution services, has continued to assess damage caused by Hurricane Ike and is restoring power to more of its customers in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) estimates that it has restored power to more than 36,000 customers, which is about about 32% of TNMP's residential and business customer base. Immediately following Hurricane Ike, 100% of the company's Gulf Coast...

2008-09-16 09:00:45

By KATHY ADAMS By Kathy Adams | The Virginian-Pilot If you didn't buy that gas for $3.69 Monday, you might be kicking yourself when you pass the pump this morning. Gas prices spiked 20 cents from Friday to Monday and might continue to rise throughout the week as Gulf Coast oil refineries assess the damage caused by Hurricane Ike and work to resume operations, local oil executives said Monday. Supply is at the root of the rising prices. "Supplies are tight," said Jeff Miller,...

2008-09-16 09:00:29

Calm weather is expected, allowing cities to mop up after deadly storms pushed through the U.S. Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, forecasters said. High pressure building over the country this week should result in the calm conditions over most of the United States, AccuWeather.com reported. Spotty showers and thunderstorms were expected in the South. In the Midwest, however, communities were still staggered Tuesday after weekend storms belted the region, leaving 17 dead and more than 2...


Latest Texas hurricanes Reference Libraries

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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