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Transportation Companies Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane A wave hits a beach wall in Florida during Hurricane Nestor in 2019. (Florida Chuck/Getty Images)

Summer means the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and many of the world’s biggest transportation companies are taking steps to prepare for what some forecasters say could once again be above-average activity along the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 17, 2021
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

Already Flooded, South Florida Feels Wrath of Eta

Cars move along a flooded road in Oakland Park, Fla., on Nov. 8. Cars move along a flooded road in Oakland Park, Fla., on Nov. 8. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused dangerous flooding across Florida’s most densely populated urban areas on Nov. 9 after it made landfall in the Florida Keys.

November 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips for Seventh Time in Eight Weeks; Zeta Pounds Gulf Coast

A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel to a station in Florida. (Truck PR/Flickr)

The national average price of diesel decreased three-tenths of a cent, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Oct. 26. The drop is the seventh in the past eight weeks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
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

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
Government, Business, Safety

Re-Energized Hurricane Dorian Rakes the Southeast Coast

Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast. Residents of Fort Pierce, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Dorian. (Associated Press/Gerald Herbert)

Re-energized at 115 mph, Hurricane Dorian raked the Southeastern U.S. coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Sept. 5, knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks.

Meg Kinnard | Bloomberg News
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a press release ahead of Hurricane Dorian. DeSantis speaks about the impending storm outside of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an emergency declaration in preparation of Hurricane Dorian, giving state agencies license to waive certain commercial motor vehicle requirements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2019
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
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Rules Relaxed as Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

HOS Rules A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through in Panama City Beach, Fla. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relaxed hours-of-service regulations in eight states as Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10, battering the Florida Panhandle with 155 mph winds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2018

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