Hurricane Laura

Government, Business, Safety

Hurricane Sally Unleashes Flooding Along the Gulf Coast

A resident watches as flood waters move on the street in Pensacola, Fla. A resident watches as flood waters from Hurricane Sally move on the street in Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 16. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore in Alabama with 105 mph winds and torrential rain Sept. 16, swamping homes and trapping people in high water along the Gulf Coast as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.

September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Rally to Aid Hurricane Laura Victims

Bengal Food Drive Bengal Transportation Services held an event to feed relief workers and others in a church parking lot. (Bengal Transportation Services)

Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc when it made landfall Aug. 27, but fleets have rallied to help the victims in the couple of weeks since.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Vast Grid Damage Will Leave Some Laura Victims in Dark for Weeks

Traffic signals dangle close to the roadway from broken utility poles in Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 30. Traffic signals dangle close to the roadway from broken utility poles in Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 30. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Parts of Louisiana will be without power for weeks after Hurricane Laura caused “catastrophic” damage to the region’s grid, mangling steel transmission towers and snapping utility poles as if they were twigs.

Will Wade | Bloomberg News
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Laura’s Leftovers Move East, Leaving a Disaster in Louisiana

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from an Orange, Texas, church destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the destroyed children's wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas, on Aug. 27. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)

The remnants of Hurricane Laura unleashed heavy rain and twisters hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and mangled buildings along the Gulf Coast, and forecasters warn of new dangers as the tropical weather blows toward the Eastern Seaboard this weekend.

August 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Oil Stuck Near $43 as Hurricane Laura Spares US Oil Industry

Hurricane Laura appears largely to have spared oil infrastructure in the Gulf Coast. The CITGO Petroleum Corp. Lake Charles Refinery is seen in Louisiana on Aug. 26, ahead of Hurricane Laura's landfall. (Bryan Tarnowski/Bloomberg News)

Oil stayed in its recent tight range after Hurricane Laura swept through the U.S. energy heartland without appearing to inflict major damage on key infrastructure.

Ann Koh and Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Laura Carves Destructive Path Through Louisiana

A journalist photographs damage left in the wake of Hurricane Laura. A journalist in Holly Beach, La., photographs damage left in the wake of Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)

One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. pounded the Gulf Coast on Aug. 27, shearing off roofs and killing at least four people, as Laura barreled across Louisiana and maintained ferocious strength while carving a destructive path hundreds of miles inland.

August 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Now a Category 4 Hurricane, Laura Could Bring ‘Unsurvivable’ Storm Surge

A GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Aug. 26 at 2:40 p.m. EDT of Hurricane Laura A GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Aug. 26 at 2:40 p.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)

DELCAMBRE, La. — Laura strengthened Aug. 26 into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate and worried that not enough had fled.

August 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Gasoline Rises to Five-Month High on US Gulf Hurricane Threat

Gasoline futures set a five-month high in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Crude and gasoline futures both climbed to levels not seen since before the pandemic as Hurricane Laura rattled toward a key stretch of the U.S. Gulf Coast that is home to the nation’s greatest concentration of refining capacity.

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
August 25, 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