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Latest Tropical Storm Edouard Stories

2008-08-22 12:00:09

Tropical Storm Fay's winds decreased to 45 mph over North Florida midday Friday, but heavy downpours expanded storm warnings as far west as Mississippi. At 11 a.m., Fay was about 40 miles northeast of Cedar Key, Fla., with 45 mph winds and a forecast of as much as 8 inches of rain, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Little change in strength was expected through Saturday morning. The storm that first hit the Florida Keys Monday was moving west near 5 mph, which forecasters said...

2008-08-22 09:00:08

Tropical Storm Fay lingered over Florida for a fifth day Friday, flooding the drought-stricken state and causing several deaths, state officials said. At 5 a.m., Fay was centered over Gainesville, Fla., with 50 mph winds and a forecast of as much as 8 inches of rain, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm that first hit the Florida Keys Monday was moving west near 6 mph, which forecasters said would continue for two days, eventually reaching Alabama and Mississippi....

2008-08-20 12:00:02

A surprisingly resilient Tropical Storm Fay buffeted Central Florida Wednesday with 50 mph winds and severe downpours, forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported Fay's center at 11 a.m. Wednesday was 15 miles north of Cape Canaveral, Fla., moving north at 3 mph. A tropical storm warning for north Florida was extended to Altamaha Sound, Ga. The storm isn't losing as much strength or gaining forward speed as forecasters predicted, and its forecast track was altered...

2008-08-20 09:00:08

By Matt Sedensky and Curt Anderson Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Fay rolled ashore in southwestern Florida on Tuesday without much fanfare but stubbornly hung around like an unwelcome house guest, maintaining its strength and threatening -- once again -- to become a hurricane. The storm first hit the Florida Keys, veered out to sea and then traversed east across the state on a path that would curve it toward to the Florida-Georgia border. The failure of Fay to weaken...

2008-08-19 09:01:04

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Tropical Storm Fay appears to be set on a determined course for the west coast of Florida in a path of not just thousands of vacationers but also more than 340 industrial plant operations, including some of the country's largest concentration of fertilizer plants. Although this portion of the Gulf of Mexico is not populated with offshore oil and gas industry like its western neighbors, the current course of the storm does include...

2008-08-19 09:10:00

Tropical Storm Fay came ashore in southwestern Florida Tuesday morning with 60 mph winds extending outwards 125 miles, forecasters in Miami said. After ripping through the Caribbean for four days, killing several, Fay came ashore with heavy rain around 5 a.m. near Naples, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm came ashore sooner and farther south than models predicted, and is now expected to slowly lose strength as it moves across land. All previous hurricane warnings and watches...

2008-08-06 06:00:00

By Brett Clanton and Tom Fowler, Houston Chronicle Aug. 6--For energy and chemical companies in the region, Tropical Storm Edouard turned out to be mostly a nonevent, causing only minor disruptions that were addressed quickly. By late afternoon Tuesday, oil producers and drillers in the Gulf of Mexico were making plans to send workers back to offshore facilities, and refiners and chemical plant operators in southeast Texas were returning to normal operations. Marathon Oil Corp.'s...

2008-08-06 06:00:24

By Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle Aug. 6--Wind and rain, occasionally heavy but never severe, marked the arrival of Tropical Storm Edouard on Tuesday. By day's end there was little to remember him by other than soggy turf and a few aggravated souls left without power. Edouard, which was downgraded to a tropical depression not long after making landfall along the easternmost reaches of Texas' upper coast, politely skirted the region's most populous areas. Houston got a good soaking,...

2008-08-05 18:00:35

By Brett Clanton and Tom Fowler Houston Chronicle, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Oil and gas companies and chemical makers said Tropical Storm Edouard had little or no impact on facilities, with most making plans to return to normal operations by Wednesday. Dow Chemical Co. plants in La Porte and Clear Lake, which closed ahead of the storm, plan to resume production tonight, said Gina Foster-Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Midland, Mich.-based chemical giant. Marathon Oil Corp's 72,000...

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Brett Clanton and Tom Fowler Houston Chronicle, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Oil and gas companies and chemical makers in the region had no reports of damage from Tropical Storm Edouard this morning, and some began making plans to return to normal operations. But several companies were still watching the storm closely before giving the all clear. Marathon Oil Corp., for instance, said it will keep its 72,000 barrel per day refinery in Texas City closed until it appears the facility is...