Weather Floods

  • Zika threat from Louisiana flooding?

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, discusses how the flooding in Louisiana could raise the likelihood of Zika spreading across the southern United States.

  • A person is seen on the front porch of a home as it is surrounded by flood waters on August 16, 2016 in Port Vincent, Louisiana.

    Donna Wolff, Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, discusses the impact the Baton Rouge flooding has on Louisiana's housing market.

  • Historic Louisiana flooding

    President Barack Obama is heading to Louisiana tomorrow to survey the damage from the massive flooding. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the latest details on "The Great Flood of 2016," including relief efforts.

  • Historic flooding in Louisiana

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Louisiana's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— The Latest on Louisiana flooding:. The LSU AgCenter estimates that the floods in south Louisiana have caused at least $110 million worth of damage to agriculture— and the figure is likely to grow. More than 2,800 people remain in shelters a week after the devastating flooding that wrecked homes across south Louisiana.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japanese government bonds edged down on Monday, in thin trading as investors in weather-battered Tokyo awaited a U.S. Treasuries slipped on Friday, and Japan's Nikkei stock index ended up 0.3 percent on Monday, which put mild pressure on JGBs. Volume was thin as Typhoon Mindulle swept over Japan's capital, causing flooding and interrupting some...

  • Louisiana flood crisis is far from over

    Immense flooding has wreaked havoc on Louisiana and businesses and people are trying to help.

  • Baton Rouge floods break records

    The floods have scientists questioning if the event was rare or could occur more often.

  • A car loaded with belongings drives past an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    ExxonMobil put on hold a contingency plan to shut its Baton Rouge refinery, sources familiar with plant operations said.

  • Floodwaters that have inundated southern Louisiana are a reminder to small business owners of the need to prepare for possible disasters. Less than a third of Louisiana companies are insured against flood damage, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon told The Baton Rouge Business Report. Parts of Louisiana have already received disaster declarations.

  • This aerial image shows flooded areas of North Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

    While torrential rains were expected to ease in Louisiana, forecasters warned the threat wasn't over, NBC News reports.

  • Death tolls rises to 6 in historic Louisiana flooding

    NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports the latest on the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Aug 6- Tropical Depression Earl was expected to dissipate over Mexico later on Saturday after it was downgraded from a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Forecasters were still warning that the storm could produce dangerous flash floods and mudslides with rainfall up to 18 inches in some areas in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Hidalgo,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 5- Tropical storm Earl moved along Mexico's Gulf coast on Friday, dumping large amounts of rain in southern states after battering Belize, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm will produce 8 to 12 inches of rain in parts of the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco and Veracruz, the hurricane center said. Before crossing Mexico's...

  • BELIZE CITY, Aug 4- Tropical Storm Earl whipped Belize and Mexico's Caribbean coast with wind and heavy rain, battering cars, disrupting transportation and forcing hundreds into shelters as it moved through Guatemala toward southeastern Mexico on Thursday. Some flights to the Mexican seaside resort Chetumal and from the city of Campeche were canceled due to...

  • The aftermath of flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland.

    Flash floods ripped through Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday after nearly six inches of rain fell in two hours.

  • "Investors and certified analysts are trying to figure out how much underlying margins will shrink, going forward," Amit Kumar, an analyst at Macquarie Research, told Reuters. Insurers have also been hit by claims stemming from hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and floods in Europe during the quarter. Pre-tax catastrophe losses, net of...

  • Travelers said its second-quarter earnings were hit by a series of weather-related and other natural disasters, including the Fort McMurray wildfires in Canada's Alberta oil sands region. Insurers have also been flooded with claims stemming from hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador as well as floods in Europe. Travelers' net income fell 18...

  • Travelers said its earnings were hit by a series of weather-related and other natural disasters, including the Fort McMurray wildfires in Canada's Alberta oil sands region. Hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and floods in Europe also hit insurers during the quarter. Travelers' net income fell to $664 million, or $2.24 per share, in the second...

  • SYDNEY, July 20- Ken Brinsden rode Australia's iron ore boom up and then down as head of Atlas Iron. Tesla Corp said in May it plans to build 500,000 new electric cars a year by 2018 and lithium will be the key element in that expansion. Far East Capital fund manager Warwick Grigor likens Australian lithium stocks to a "crapshoot" and a "casino for uneducated investors.