hurricane News

Study To Review Texas Hurricane Protection Ideas

A new $4 million study will look at two ideas that have been proposed as ways to protect the Houston area from hurricane storm surges that could cause billions of dollars in damage and wreak havoc on the largest petrochemical …

Honore Backs Louisiana Lawsuit Against Oil Companies

The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina is backing a flood control board’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies. Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore (AHN’-ur-ay) endorsed the lawsuit in a full-page …

Agency Releasing Funds For Texas City’s Ike Recovery

A Southeast Texas city still recovering from 2008′s Hurricane Ike has access to more than $21 million in funds previously frozen in a public housing dispute. The Galveston County Daily reported Tuesday that the Texas General Land Office will release …

Hurricane Experience Aids Fast-Food Chain In Oklahoma

The founder and CEO of a Baton Rouge-based fast-food chain says experience with disasters served the company well after a tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. Todd Graves, of Raising Cane’s, said the chain has about 50 employees in Moore. The restaurant …

Mayor Urges Louisiana Residents to Join Warning System

With the start of hurricane season just days away, Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan is encouraging Louisiana residents to sign up for the city’s alert system. Duncan told The American Press that the system, which has been in use for almost …

1-3 Tropical Cyclones Expected For Central Pacific

It’s looking like it’ll be a below-normal hurricane season for the central Pacific. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its 2013 central Pacific hurricane outlook Wednesday at a news conference in Honolulu. Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs …

Texas Builds ‘Hurricane Domes’ For Double-Duty

Most of the time, the windowless building with the dome-shaped roof will be a typical high school gymnasium filled with cheering fans watching basketball and volleyball games. But come hurricane season, the structure that resembles a miniature version of the …

Alaskan Senator Seeks $15M For Tsunami Debris

An Alaska senator wants $15 million for tsunami debris clean-up included in a federal disaster relief package for West Coast states affected by Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Mark Begich says the impact of debris from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in …

Swiss Re Estimates Claims from Hurricane Sandy at around $900 Million Net

Swiss Re announced that its estimates of claims from Hurricane Sandy are around $900 million, net of retrocession and before tax. The bulletin warned, however, that “this estimate is subject to a higher than usual degree of uncertainty and may …

Louisiana Seeks to Use Hurricane Recovery Money for Pre-K Program

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration wants to shift $20 million in hurricane recovery dollars for hurricanes Gustav and Ike to fill in budget gaps in the state’s free preschool program for at-risk students. The proposal, which requires approval from the U.S. …