Gulf of Mexico

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

Hurricane Warning for New Orleans as Zeta Swirls Over Mexico

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, on Oct. 26. Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, on Oct. 26. (Victor Ruiz Garcia/Associated Press)

Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans the night of Oct. 28.

Gabriel Alcocer | Associated Press
October 27, 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

Louisiana Braces Itself for Hurricane Delta

People board up windows at MC Bank in Amelia, La., on Oct. 7, ahead of Hurricane Delta's landfall. People board up windows at MC Bank in Amelia, La., on Oct. 7, ahead of Hurricane Delta's landfall. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Oct. 8 after swiping Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

October 8, 2020
Government, Business

Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall in Mexico

A lifeguard tower lies on its side in Cancun, Mexico, on Oct. 7, after being toppled by Hurricane Delta. A lifeguard tower lies on its side in Cancun, Mexico, on Oct. 7, after being toppled by Hurricane Delta. (Victor Ruiz Garcia/Associated Press)

Hurricane Delta made landfall Oct. 7 just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm, downing trees and knocking out power along the northeastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula, but without immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Luis Andres Henao | Associated Press
October 7, 2020
Government, Business

Hurricane Delta Now Category 2, Roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

An Oct. 5 NASA satellite image shows the close proximity of Tropical Storm Gamma, left, and Hurricane Delta, lower right. An Oct. 5 NASA satellite image shows the close proximity of Tropical Storm Gamma, left, and Hurricane Delta, lower right. (NASA via AP)

Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds Oct. 6 on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then grow to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 on approach to the U.S. Gulf coast this week.

October 6, 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, Safety

Hurricane Sally Slows, Gathering Deluge for the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally is moving toward the Gulf Coast. Vinny Pero, 2, walks with his mom Nikita Pero on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi, Miss., before Hurricane Sally's landfall. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 85 mph, crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Sept. 15 as forecasters warned of potentially deadly storm surges and flash floods with up to 2 feet of rain and the possibility of tornadoes.

September 15, 2020
Business, Safety, Fuel

Tropical Storm Barry in Gulf of Mexico Barrels Toward Louisiana

Coast A house on stilts along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Louisiana. (Emily Kask/Bloomberg News)

Oil and natural gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico began evacuating workers and shutting in output as a storm gathers strength off the coast of Florida.

July 10, 2019