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Weather Floods

  • *Floods in north, central Vietnam kill 46. HANOI, Oct 12- Heavy rain in northern and central Vietnam triggered floods and landslides that killed 46 people and 33 people were missing in the worst such disaster in years, the search and rescue committee said on Thursday. Vietnam often suffers destructive storms and floods due to its long coastline.

  • *Pipes at 20 reactors may not be earthquake-proof- EDF. EDF says work ongoing to reinforce pipes. PARIS, Oct 11- French utility EDF is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors after discovering they might not be strong enough to withstand earthquakes, posing a risk to cooling systems, it said on Wednesday.

  • *Pipes at 20 reactors may not be earthquake-proof- EDF. EDF says work ongoing to reinforce pipes. PARIS, Oct 11- French utility EDF is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors after discovering they might not be strong enough to withstand earthquakes, posing a risk to cooling systems, it said on Wednesday.

  • BILOXI/ PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct 8- Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. Maximum sustained winds from Nate, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in less than two months, dropped to 35 miles per hour as it moved through...

  • BILOXI/ PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct 8- Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. Maximum sustained winds from Nate, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in less than two months, dropped to 35 miles per hour as it moved through...

  • BILOXI, Miss., Oct 8- Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. Maximum sustained winds from Nate, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in less than two months, dropped to 35 miles as it moved northeast into Alabama,...

  • BILOXI, Miss., Oct 8- Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi as the fourth hurricane to hit the United States this year, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. As the storm moved northeast into Alabama, Nate's maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles per hour,...

  • BILOXI, Miss., Oct 8- Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened to become a tropical depression over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane left roads and buildings flooded in Mississippi after coming ashore there. Nate's maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles per hour as it moved northeast into Alabama, prompting the National Hurricane...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8- Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi's casinos and left gambling floors and highways in the region flooded after making its landfall in Mississippi. Its maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour as it moved northeast into...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8- Tropical Storm Nate swept ashore in Mississippi on Sunday with strong winds rattling the doors of Biloxi's many casinos and lashing rain flooding the gambling floors and surrounding highways, although the fast-moving former hurricane was expected to rapidly weaken as it moved inland. The storm's center will move inland over Mississippi...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8- Hurricane Nate slammed into the Mississippi coast on Sunday with destructive winds and torrential rains that flooded streets and highways throughout the region as the fast-moving Category 1 storm made landfall. The fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, Nate killed at least 30 people in Central America...

  • Nate, the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, killed at least 30 people in Central America before entering the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and bearing down on the U.S. The National Hurricane Center downgraded its warning for New Orleans to a tropical storm. But Nate was expected to regain some strength and make a second...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm packing winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday night, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and potential flooding. Nate, the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, killed at least 30...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and potential flooding. "While it appears we're being spared... our hearts go out to Mississippi," said Amos Cormier, president of...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and flooding. A hurricane warning remained in effect for the Gulf Coast from Grand Isle Louisiana to the Alabama- Florida...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- The U.S. Gulf Coast braced for Hurricane Nate to make landfall east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain, flooding and winds of 100 miles per hour. The hurricane should make landfall as early as 8 p.m. Saturday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate strengthened on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to power into the U.S. central Gulf Coast to the east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm after killing at least 30 people in Central America. The center of the hurricane, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in less than two months, is forecast to...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate strengthened on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to power into the U.S. central Gulf Coast to the east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm after killing at least 30 people in Central America. The center of the hurricane, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in less than two months, is forecast to...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the U.S. central Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm after it killed at least 25 people in Central America. The U.S. Coast Guard ordered the closures beginning at 8 a.m. local time for New Orleans; Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi; Mobile,...

  • SAN JOSE, Oct 5- Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico's Caribbean resorts and the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend. Two youths also drowned in Honduras due to the sudden swell in a river, while a man was killed in a mud slide in El...