Brian K. Sullivan

Government, Business, Safety

Atlantic Faces Another Wild Hurricane Season After Record 2020

In this NASA satellite image, Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean in September 2018. In this NASA satellite image, Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean in September 2018. (NASA via Bloomberg News)

The Atlantic hurricane season is poised to be another wild one, with forecasters predicting an above-average 17 named storms sweeping out of the basin.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Zeta, Now Tropical Storm, Leaves Trail of Blackouts Across South

Waves crash over Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28, in New Orleans, La. Waves crash over Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Oct. 28, in New Orleans. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Zeta is spinning across the U.S. South after walloping New Orleans, blacking out 1.9 million homes and businesses and leaving a trail of wreckage from Louisiana to North Carolina.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Zeta on Course to Hit New Orleans as Category 2 Hurricane

Damage is seen in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on Oct. 27, after Hurricane Zeta passed through. Damage is seen in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on Oct. 27, after Hurricane Zeta passed through. (Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Zeta is strengthening as it spins across the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to slam into New Orleans in the evening Oct. 28 as a Category 2 storm capable of uprooting trees and causing massive power outages.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Tropical Storm Zeta Threatens Mexican Resorts, Louisiana

Palm trees sway in Hurricane Wilma's winds. (Richard Sheinwald/Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Zeta gathered strength as it bore down on the Mexican cities of Cozumel and Cancun, where it was forecast to dump heavy rain before turning north to threaten the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Mississippi with another direct hit.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Tropical Storm Delta Forecast to Become Hurricane, Hit Louisiana

A pelican flies over the Gulf of Mexico near offshore platforms off the coast of Grand Isle, La. A pelican flies over the Gulf of Mexico near offshore platforms off the coast of Grand Isle, La., in June. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Delta is forecast to become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico later in the week of Oct. 5, clipping western Cuba and becoming the record 10th storm to hit the U.S. when it makes landfall between Louisiana and Florida by Oct. 9.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2020
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. 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

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