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2008-08-05 15:00:03

By Kevin Moran and Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Bands of heavy rain and high winds lashed the upper Texas Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Edouard made landfall early today and slogged toward the Houston area and farther inland. As communities along the storm's path dealt with such problems as power outages, isolated flooding and road closures, those farther down the coast, including Galveston, expressed relief at avoiding the severe weather that had been feared. Officials in...

2008-08-05 12:00:59

By Brett Clanton, Kristen Hays and Tom Fowler, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Major energy companies operating along and in the Gulf of Mexico are starting to bring operations back up to speed after pausing for Tropical Storm Edouard's passage. BP, in a recorded message, said it was returning its offshore operations to normal. Shell Oil said the storm had no impact on its platforms and will begin returning the few workers it evacuated today, weather permitting. The storm developed fast and...

2008-08-05 12:00:03

Tropical Storm Edouard made landfall Tuesday morning in Texas south of the Louisiana border, packing 60 mph winds, U.S. forecasters reported. At 10 a.m.. the storm that formed Sunday over the Gulf of Mexico was 40 miles west of Port Arthur, Texas and about 45 miles north-northeast of Galveston, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The storm was expected to produce 3-5 inches of rain in some southwestern Louisiana coastal parishes and southeastern Texas and tropical storm force...

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Kevin Moran and Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Bands of heavy rain and high winds lashed the upper Texas Gulf Coast early today as Tropical Storm Edouard made landfall, but Galveston avoided the severe weather that had been feared. In the Houston area, meanwhile, officials warned of the threat of street flooding during the day and tornadoes tonight as the fast-moving storm takes a northwesterly tack through this region. The storm crossed the coast about midway between High...

2008-08-05 09:00:03

Residents on either side of the Texas-Louisiana state line Tuesday braced for Tropical Storm Edouard to make landfall. Tropical storm-force winds flogged parts of the shoreline before dawn Tuesday as forecasters predicted Edouard would gain strength as it approached land, CNN reported. Tropical storm warnings were issued from the Mississippi River to Port O'Connor, Texas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Edouard's center at 5 a.m. Tuesday was about 50 miles southeast of Port...

2008-08-05 09:00:03

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- Residents along the Texas and Louisiana coasts prepared Monday for Tropical Storm Edouard, which was rolling through the warm waters of the Gulf and threatening to reach near- hurricane strength before making landfall. In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a statewide emergency, and two communities in the western part of the state, Vermilion Parish and Cameron Parish, asked thousands of residents to evacuate low-lying coastal areas that are prone to flooding. The...

2008-08-05 03:00:31

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--BEAUMONT -- Though the latest forecasts indicate Tropical Storm Edouard will mostly likely make landfall just due-east of Galveston, Jefferson County is taking no chances and has opted to close the courthouse Tuesday. Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a threat of imminent danger for the Texas Gulf Coast area, including Jefferson County. County officials participated in a conference call with the Texas State Department of...

2008-08-05 03:00:03

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--After conferring with officials of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles and local emergency management officials, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris Prince called for the voluntary evacuation of the Sabine Pass community Monday in advance of Tropical Storm Edouard. The evacuation notice is based on predictions of three to five feet above normal tides as Tropical Storm Edouard makes landfall. Landfall is estimated between 7 and 11 a.m....

2008-08-04 21:00:03

Tropical storm warnings were posted Monday from the mouth of the Mississippi River to along the Texas Gulf as Tropical Storm Edouard picked up steam. At 8 p.m. EDT the center of the storm was about 125 miles south-southeast of Lafayette La., and about 205 miles east-southeast of Galveston, Texas, moving west in the Gulf of Mexico at about 7 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was expected to turn toward the west-northwest Monday night and the center of the storm...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

By Brett Clanton, Tom Fowler and Kristen Hays, Houston Chronicle Aug. 4--Energy companies with Gulf Coast operations were rushing this morning to prepare for Tropical Storm Edouard after the surprise storm drifted closer to the Texas and Louisiana coastline. Oil companies including Shell, BP and Chevron said they were evacuating workers from offshore platforms in the western and central Gulf of Mexico but did not expect the moves to affect production. Oil refiners and chemical...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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