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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Storm blasts central U.S. with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and roadways are treacherous in several Midwestern states as a deadly storm system stretching from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes rolls across the central …


Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

A weakening Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages

Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Hurricane Nate makes landfall at mouth of Mississippi River

Hurricane Nate came ashore at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain as the fast-moving storm steamed toward the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Tropical Storm Nate blamed for 22 deaths; threatens US coast

Authorities say the newly formed Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America. Other regions in the storm’s path braced for heavy rainfall and strong sustained …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 9 p.m.

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

Exxon says it’ll spend $20 billion on Gulf Coast projects

Exxon Mobil is spending $20 billion through 2022 to expand its chemicals and fuel-making capacity in Texas and Louisiana to transform U.S. shale oil and natural gas into products for …


Louisiana politicians blame Big Oil for Gulf Coast ruin in court

The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse …


Family finds body of man swept away on Texas Gulf Coast

The Coast Guard says the body of a man who was swept away while trying to rescue a woman in distress has been recovered near where he disappeared on the …


Oil plant explosion injures 3 workers on Gulf Coast

A powerful explosion ripped through an oil plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, injuring three workers, authorities said.