Brian K. Sullivan

Government, Business, Safety

Tropical Storm Beta Floods Houston, Dumps Rain on Gulf Coast

A truck drives through a flooded street in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 21. A truck drives through a flooded street in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 21. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta is flooding Houston as it slows to a crawl along the Gulf Coast, forcing highways to shut and threatening to boost water levels even more before meandering toward Louisiana.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Hurricane Sally to Hit New Orleans, Alabama Coast

A satellite photo of Sally, then a tropical storm, late Sept. 13. A satellite photo of Sally, at this point a tropical storm, late Sept. 13. It has since been classified as a hurricane. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Sally will begin hammering the U.S. Gulf Coast with flooding rains late Sept. 14, before making landfall between New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., and potentially causing as much as $3 billion in losses and damage.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Hurricane Laura Set to Slam US Energy Coast

Workers board up windows in New Orleans' French Quarter in anticipation of Marco and Laura. Workers board up windows in New Orleans' French Quarter on Aug. 23 in anticipation of hurricanes Marco and Laura.

Hurricane Laura is poised to strengthen rapidly and come ashore along the Texas-Louisiana coast as a tree-snapping Category 3 storm, forcing residents to flee their homes despite the threat of COVID-19.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Gulf Coast Faces Threat From Pair of Tropical Storms

Offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated for storms. An oil platform stands in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. The incoming tropical storms Marco and Laura have prompted evacuations of such rigs. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Back-to-back tropical storms pose a combined threat to the U.S. Gulf Coast this week, where more than half of offshore oil production is already shut and residents from Texas to Florida are warily watching the skies.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Isaias Set to Hit Carolinas as Hurricane, Sweep New York

Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents over the July 31-Aug. 2 weekend, ahead of Isaiah's landfall.. Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents over the July 31-Aug. 2 weekend, ahead of Isaiah's landfall. (Ken Blevins/Wilmington Star News via Tribune Content Agency)

Isaias could cause $1.5 billion in losses as it picks up speed and strength, likely becoming a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas and posing the second tropical threat to New York in a month.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Cristobal Expected to Regain Strength After Storm’s Pass Over Mexico

Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

The hills of the Yucatan Peninsula sapped Tropical Storm Cristobal of some of its power on June 4, but forecasters warn it will likely gain strength as it heads north across the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S coast, where it could bring downpours, high winds and rough surf.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2020
Business, Safety, Fuel

Cristobal Batters Mexico Before Heading North to Gulf Coast

Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Cristobal brought heavy rain to southern Mexico June 3, and with a forecast that has it re-entering the Gulf of Mexico within a day, oil-platform workers are already being evacuated.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2020
Business

‘Back-Loaded’ Hurricane Season Bearing Down on US Coast

Hurricane Florence floods North Carolina. A flooded road in Lumberton, N.C., after last year's Hurricane Florence. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2019
Business, Fuel

Tropical Storm Barry Set to Dump Two Feet of Rain on Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana The Mississippi River approaches a levee at left in New Orleans ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. (Matthew Hinton/Associated Press)

The leading edge of Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain is reaching Louisiana, where communities including New Orleans are bracing for a downpour that threatens to inundate already-high waterways. Gulf of Mexico operators have shut-in 1.01 million barrels a day of oil production.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

500 Tornadoes in 30 Days Among Highest Reported From Past Seven Decades

Extreme weather Joshua Lott/Bloomberg News

The United States has been rocked by 500 tornadoes in the past 30 days with a trapped jet stream in the atmosphere “stuck in neutral,” according to the U.S. Storm Prediction Center.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2019

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