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As Ida Leaves Gulf, Analysts Foresee Modest Economic Damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — With more than 1 million customers in Louisiana and Mississippi having lost power, Hurricane Ida is sure to take a toll on the energy, chemical and shipping industries that have major hubs along the Gulf Coast. But …

South Texas Officials Worry About Breaches in Border Levees

PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) — South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez told …

Corps Pays Back Sioux Falls $10M for Levees

Ten years after work started on the Sioux Falls, S.D., levee system, the city’s getting about $10 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The public works director says the project was a partnership between the city and corps. …

Louisiana Island’s Levee Still Waiting for Repairs

Three months after Hurricane Isaac, Louisiana’s Grand Isle is still waiting for repairs to the island’s levee system. But Grand Isle Mayor David Carmadelle tells The Courier he’s been told by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the repairs …