Articles by Devika Krishna Kumar and Jennifer Hiller

After Hurricane Sally, Assessment of Extensive Flood Damage Begins

GULF SHORES, Ala./HOUSTON – As an Alabama resident, Toby Wallace has seen his fair share of hurricane damage working for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he handles flood insurance claims. But that did not prepare him for Hurricane …

Update: Rains from Remnants of Hurricane Sally Wreak Havoc on Southeast States

GULF SHORES, Ala., Sept 17 – 06:00 PM – The remnants of Hurricane Sally dumped more than a foot of rain over the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, killed at least one person, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds …

Slowness, Not Speed, of Hurricanes Like Sally Becoming Major Concern

For Grant Saltz, who runs a barbecue restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, what struck him about Hurricane Sally was its steady, deliberate pace, after the storm rumbled into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 2 hurricane. “It’s …

Update: Weakened Hurricane Sally Leaves Gulf Coast With Flooding

Update: 11:37 am, GULF SHORES, Ala., Sept 17 (Reuters) – The remnants of Hurricane Sally on Thursday brought more than a foot of rain to Florida and Georgia, killing at least one person, washing out bridges and roads and leaving …

U.S. Gulf Inundated by Massive Floods from Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally slammed the U.S. Gulf Coast with high winds and heavy rains on Wednesday, turning coastal towns into lakes in the latest in a busy season of dangerous storms in the United States. The storm landed as a Category …

Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally made landfall on Alabama’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning as a Category Two hurricane, spreading strong winds inland across southeastern Alabama and western Florida. Upon landfall, winds were clocked at 105 miles per hour (165 km per hour), …

Railroads Resist Oil Companies’ Demands for Storage in Rail Cars Citing Safety Concerns

Railroads are clamping down on rising demand from oil companies to store crude in rail cars due to safety concerns, sources said, even as the number of places available to stockpile oil is rapidly dwindling. Oil demand is expected to …

Rescuers Search for Survivors as Death Toll from Hurricane Michael Rises

Using heavy equipment to push aside debris and with helicopters circling overhead, rescuers in the Florida Panhandle searched for trapped residents as officials warned on Friday the death toll from HurricaneMichael was likely to rise. At least 12 people were …

Turtles, ’60s Band, Wins Classic Song Copyright Case Against Sirius Radio

A U.S. judge has sided with members of the 1960s band the Turtles in their dispute with Sirius XM Holdings Inc., ruling the satellite radio provider infringed on copyrights by airing their pre-1972 songs without paying royalties. U.S. District Court …