Gulf Coast News

Farmers Face Supply Shortages, Higher Costs After Hurricane Ida

CHICAGO — Troy Walker’s phone will not stop ringing at his Kansas farm cooperative, with growers needing fertilizer for their wheat fields in the coming months. In Kentucky, corn and soybean farmer Caleb Ragland said shelves at his local farm …

Nicholas Crawls Into Louisiana From Texas, Dumping Rain

POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. (AP) — Nicholas weakened to a tropical depression as it crawled from Texas into southern Louisiana on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rain across a landscape where Hurricane Ida destroyed thousands of rooftops now covered with flimsy tarps. Forecasters said …

Freeport’s Texas LNG Export Plant Still Offline After Storm Nicholas

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Freeport LNG said on Wednesday that it was still not producing LNG at its export plant in Texas due to a power outage during Tropical Storm Nicholas. “Our production remains off-line until CenterPoint completes …

Dangerous Flooding Expected Along U.S. Gulf Coast as Nicholas Approaches

HOUSTON — The Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana was bracing on Monday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas, which was expected to batter the region with an intense storm surge and rains that could cause widespread and life-threatening …

Lawmakers: Ida Damage Shows Need for Infrastructure Upgrades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure network. As the deadly …

Fred Weakens to Tropical Depression But May Strengthen Near Cuba

Tropical Storm Fred weakened to a tropical depression as it dumped heavy rain across the Dominican Republic, but was expected to pick up strength again as it moves west to threaten Cuba and Florida. The sixth named Atlantic storm of …

La Nina Is Fading But California, Gulf Coast Still Face Risks

La Nina, the cooling of the equatorial Pacific that shifts weather patterns the world over, is fading away. But California may still be prone to dryness, and the U.S. Gulf Coast faces the risk of another busy hurricane season. Water …

Iota Set to Become 30th Named Storm in Historic Hurricane Season

A system swirling across the central Caribbean is expected to become Tropical Storm Iota Friday as it heads toward hurricane-ravaged Central America. Iota is forecast to reach hurricane-strength and approach Nicaragua and northeastern Honduras as early as Sunday night, the …

Louisiana Bracing for 6th Hurricane to Make U.S. Landfall This Year

MORGAN CITY, La. — Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Thursday after swiping Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Forecasters …

Tropical Storm Sally Menaces New Orleans, U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Sally’s flooding rains are set to reach the U.S. Gulf coast late Monday as the storm grows into a hurricane, making landfall somewhere between New Orleans and Alabama and potentially causing as much as $4 billion in losses …