louisiana hurricane News

Fast-Moving Zeta Wallops Louisiana, Causes Blackouts Across South; Damages Could Hit $5B

Tropical Storm Zeta is spinning across the U.S. South after walloping New Orleans, blacking out 1.9 million homes and businesses and leaving a trail of wreckage from Louisiana to North Carolina. Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana, with winds of …

Hurricane Zeta Slams Louisiana With High Winds, Storm Surge

Oct 28 06:10 PM. Hurricane Zeta smashed into Louisiana on Wednesday with 110-mile-per-hour (175 kph) winds and what government trackers called “a life-threatening storm surge,” the third hurricane to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast state this year. Zeta’s extremely dangerous …

Returning After Hurricane Delta, Louisiana Evacuees Face Power Outages, Extreme Heat

10/11/2020 06:21 PM— Storm-weary coastal Louisiana residents who fled from the path of Hurricane Delta in recent days streamed back to their homes on Sunday to face cleanup and repairs from the second hurricane to batter their state over the …

Update: Louisiana Residents Flee as Delta Bears Down on U.S. Gulf Coast

10/09/2020 10:41 AM LAKE CHARLES, La., Oct 9 — The streets in Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana were deserted as a powerful Hurricane Delta approached, threatening to add misery to people struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by a …

Category 3 Hurricane Delta Hits Mexico; Expected to Strengthen, Then Move to U.S.

Updated Oct 7., 2020, 6:58 AM— Hurricane Delta weakened to a Category 3 storm just before slamming into the coast of Mexico, but remains life-threatening. Delta came ashore along the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula near Puerto Morelos, the National Hurricane Center …

Tropical Storm Sally Strengthens; Louisiana Braces for Another Hurricane

09/13/2020 06:09 PM— Tropical Storm Sally strengthened off the west coast of Florida on Sunday and was poised to become a category 2 hurricane, bringing the threat of dangerous storm surges and high winds to the U.S. Gulf Coast, the …

Analysts Warn of Effects of Hurricane Laura Losses on P/C Insurers

Ratings analysts A.M. Best and Moody’s are expecting property/casualty insurers and reinsurers to suffer meaningful losses from Hurricane Laura. A.M. Best expects losses from Hurricane Laura to place added stress on its rated insurance companies’ balance sheets, which it adds …

Hurricane Laura Slows After Landfall; Inland Storm Surge Expected

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug 27 08:12 AM – Hurricane Laura made landfall early on Thursday in southwestern Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms to hit the state, with forecasters warning it could push a massive wall of water 40 …

Hurricane Laura Expected to Be Category 4 When It Hits Texas, Louisiana

Hurricane Laura was expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday on a steady track to hit the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast after dark, causing catastrophic damage, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, already a Category 3 …

Hurricane Laura Expected to Slam Energy Coast; On Track for $5-12B in Losses

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. Laura’s winds will likely peak at 115 miles (185 …