×

Top News & Analysis New Orleans

  • 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...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate was heading on Saturday toward refineries, offshore oil platforms and other 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, more than three times the amount affected by Harvey, which packed more of a punch when it hit the Texas coast.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 7- Hurricane Nate was heading on Saturday toward refineries, offshore oil platforms and other 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, nearly three times the number affected by Harvey, which packed more of a punch when it hit the Texas...

  • 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,...

  • The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday ordered port condition Zulu, a halt to all traffic, beginning at 8 a.m. local time for New Orleans; Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola and Panama City, Florida. New Orleans, which sits near the mouth of the Mississippi River, is an important transit point for energy, metals and agricultural commodities...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 7- Major shipping ports across the central U.S. Gulf Coast were closed to inbound and outbound traffic on Saturday as Hurricane Nate intensified and storm surges of up to 9 feet were expected. The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday ordered port condition Zulu in effect 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 6- Nearly three-quarters of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production was offline ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, and more oil companies were halting operations late Friday, bracing for the second major storm in as many months to menace the region. It was expected to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast Saturday with hurricane force winds and rain, according to the...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 6- New Orleans residents are questioning whether the city's network of 120 pumps will be powerful enough to drain any floodwaters from Tropical Storm Nate, which is expected to make landfall just east of the city late Saturday. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered mandatory evacuations for parts of the city. "I dont have full confidence in...

  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Oct 6- Oil and gas producers pulled staff from offshore platforms while Alabama, Florida and Mississippi declared states of emergency as Tropical Storm Nate twisted toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 25 people in Central America. The storm is expected to brush by the edge of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, home to beach...

  • Gulf of Mexico oil production was offline on Friday ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, with Gulf Coast energy companies bracing for the second major storm in as many months to menace the region. Nate was moving over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula at about 21 miles per hour on Friday afternoon and is expected to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast late Saturday as a hurricane,...

  • SAN JOSE, Oct 6- Oil and gas producers pulled staff from offshore platforms while Alabama, Florida and Mississippi declared states of emergency as Tropical Storm Nate twisted toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 22 people in Central America. The storm had been heading toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, but its path changed Friday morning,...