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Weather Hurricanes

  • 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.

  • Gulf of Mexico oil output and up to 3 percent of refining capacity on Saturday as it sped toward energy facilities in the central U.S. Gulf Coast that largely were spared by Hurricane Harvey's wrath nearly six weeks ago. Gulf of Mexico offshore platforms, far more than the number affected by Harvey, which packed more of a punch when it hit the Texas coast.

  • 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...

  • Gulf of Mexico as of Saturday afternoon, according to the latest U.S. government estimate. The storm, which is expected to make landfall late Saturday on the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, has halted offshore production amounting to 1.61 million barrels per day of oil and 2.48 billion cubic feet per day of...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate has shut in 92 percent of oil output and 77 percent of natural gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, according to the latest U.S. government estimate. The storm, which is expected to make landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast late on Saturday, has halted offshore production amounting to 1.61 million barrels per day of oil...

  • 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,...

  • New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Nate, a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists, churned towards the central Gulf of Mexico. The storm brushed by Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, home to beach resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, as it headed north, the U.S. National Hurricane...

  • MANAGUA, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate was expected to strengthen on Saturday and make landfall, threatening the U.S. central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after killing at least 25 people in Central America. Nate, a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists, was churning toward the central Gulf of Mexico as New...

  • Oct 7- Hurricane Nate headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and was expected to strengthen and make landfall along the U.S. central Gulf Coast later during the day, the National Hurricane Center said. The Category 1 hurricane was about 420 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early on...

  • Oct 7- Hurricane Nate headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and was expected to strengthen and make landfall along the U.S. central Gulf Coast later during the day, the National Hurricane Center said. The Category 1 hurricane was about 420 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early on...

  • Oct 7- Hurricane Nate headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and was expected to strengthen and make landfall along the U.S. central Gulf Coast later during the day, the National Hurricane Center said. The Category 1 hurricane was about 420 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early on...

  • Oct 7- Hurricane Nate headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and was expected to strengthen and make landfall along the U.S. central Gulf Coast later during the day, the National Hurricane Center said. The Category 1 hurricane was about 420 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early on...

  • MANAGUA, Oct 6- New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Tropical Storm Nate swirled toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 25 people in Central America. Later on Friday, the storm is expected to brush by Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, home to beach resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, before heading north...

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