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

S.C., N.C., Virginia Waive HOS Requirements During Tropical Storm

With Tropical Storm Hermine blowing on the coasts of their states, the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have waived hours-of-service requirements.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2016
Government, Business

‘Disaster Losses Have Grown Considerably,’ Says Rep. Barletta

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg News

The federal government needs to improve how it distributes disaster response funds without affecting quality, the chairman of a House subcommittee on emergency management said May 12.

May 12, 2016

Update: Large Section of Snowed-Under New York Thruway Still Closed

Photo via @Penskenews

The New York State Thruway entered its third day of being shut down on Nov. 20 between Exit 46 in Rochester and Exit 61 in Ripley as snow continued to fall in the region.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2014

Winter Storm Snarls Freight Across Southeastern States

This winter’s wild weather continued last week, as a snow and ice storm paralyzed travel across the Southeast from the Gulf Coast to Virginia, stranding thousands of vehicles on roadways and halting freight movement as well as operations at ports.

February 3, 2014

Second Midwest Winter Storm Closes Roads, Brings ‘Crippling’ Conditions

Days after a winter storm closed roads throughout the Midwest, the National Weather Service said another storm is expected to bring “crippling” blizzard conditions, CNN reported.

February 25, 2013

States Issue Warnings as Big Winter Storm Bears Down on Plains, Midwest

Officials issued winter storm warnings from Colorado through Illinois Thursday, with as much as a foot of snow expected in some states, the Associated Press reported.

February 21, 2013

Northeast Struggles to Clear Roads Following Weekend Snow Storm

Emergency crews struggled to clear roadways from the weekend’s big winter storm that dropped up to 3 feet of snow over several states in the Northeast, the Associated Press reported.

February 11, 2013

Northeast States Prepare for Blizzard

Northeastern states prepared for a blizzard expected to slam into the region Friday, with two big storm systems converging from the Midwest and the Atlantic seaboard, news reports said.

February 8, 2013

‘Sandy’ Recovery Offers Valuable Lessons, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Less than three months since Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, transportation and federal relief officials still involved in the recovery effort said the lessons learned will save lives and limit the economic damage of future disasters.

January 21, 2013