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Tropical Storm Barry in Gulf of Mexico Barrels Toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and could strike Louisiana as a hurricane Saturday, causing almost $1 billion in damage and worsening flooding in New Orleans. The system, which was about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of …

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard

Top winds for Hurricane Florence grew to 105 miles (169 kilometers) per hour as it pushed westward toward the U.S. East Coast, a major threat to homes, agriculture and the waning tourist season. The storm’s winds grew by 35 miles-per-hour …

Harvey Makes Another Landfall on Battered Gulf Coastline

On Tuesday morning, disaster analyst Chuck Watson pegged $42 billion as a reasonable estimate for the cost of destruction Tropical Storm Harvey would leave in its wake. By dawn Wednesday, he had raised that to much as $75 billion. Harvey’s …