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Ana Turns From Hawaii, Downgraded To Tropical Storm

Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm. After being dangerously close for several days the closest Ana got to Hawaii was …

Attribution Science, Extreme Weather and Why They Matter

There is a love-hate relationship with the word “new.” It’s used far too often, but without it as a preface some of us don’t bother to pay attention to what’s coming next. A “new task” scientists have grappled with in …

Hurricane Julio Downgraded To Category 1 Storm As It Struck Hawaii

Hurricane Julio weakened Sunday night as it neared Hawaii, where a rural swath of the Big Island was still coping with power outages and downed trees in the wake of Tropical Storm Iselle. On the island of Kauai, rescuers found …

Hurricane Iselle Makes Beeline for Hawaii

Hurricane Iselle, which has been tracking toward Hawaii since last week, is projected to make landfall on the Big Island of Hawaii Thursday night local time, according the catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Iselle has weakened to a Category 1 …

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 …