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The August 10 storm hit Iowa hard but also caused damage in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana.(Reuters file photo)

Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Iowa
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 11:50 PM IST
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it’s currently the second-costliest US disaster so far in 2020, although cost estimates for widespread wildfires along the West Coast aren’t yet available.
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Boats are seen washed ashore after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Cypremort Point, Louisiana, US on Sunday.(Bloomberg)
Boats are seen washed ashore after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Cypremort Point, Louisiana, US on Sunday.(Bloomberg)

Battered by Hurricane Delta, Louisiana vows to rebuild: ‘We can’t lose our momentum’

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Lake Charles
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Roughly 350,000 customers in Louisiana remained without power two days after Delta blew ashore near the town of Creole with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), slamming a part of the state still recovering from Hurricane Laura’s 150 mph (241 kph) onslaught on Aug. 27.
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As the 10th named storm to strike the continental US this year, Delta’s arrival snapped a century-old record.(AP)
As the 10th named storm to strike the continental US this year, Delta’s arrival snapped a century-old record.(AP)

Hurricane Delta makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Lake Charles
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:24 AM IST
The center of the hurricane made landfall about 6 p.m. near the town of Creole with top winds of 100 mph (155 kph), pushing a storm surge that could reach up to 11 feet (3.4 meters), the National Hurricane Center said.
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Debris of a van caused by Hurricane Laura less than 6 weeks ago is seen on the street a day before upcoming Hurricane Delta in Lake Charles, Louisiana.(AFP)
Debris of a van caused by Hurricane Laura less than 6 weeks ago is seen on the street a day before upcoming Hurricane Delta in Lake Charles, Louisiana.(AFP)

Battered Louisiana coast braces for 1 more: Hurricane Delta

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Abbeville
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Life wasn’t at a complete standstill though. A gas station was doing steady business as people filled their cars and spare gasoline cans and a grocery store served last customers stocking up.
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Oil pumps are seen in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Karnes County, Texas, US.(Reuters File Photo)
Oil pumps are seen in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Karnes County, Texas, US.(Reuters File Photo)

Oil holds near $43 as hurricane Laura’s passing brings Covid-19 back in focus

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Refiners on the US Gulf Coast halted around a third of gasoline and diesel production as Laura approached, yet the market impact was relatively muted. West Texas Intermediate crude futures started the week at $42.48 a barrel and ended it close to $43.
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A man checks a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana.(Reuters)
A man checks a damaged building after Hurricane Laura passed through Lake Charles, Louisiana.(Reuters)

Weeks without power or water ahead as Laura cleanup begins

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | CAMERON PARISH
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The US toll from the Category 4 hurricane rose to 16 deaths Saturday, with more than half of those killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators.
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President Donald Trump stands with members of the Louisiana National Guard helping with recovery efforts from Hurricane Laura, Saturday.(AP photo)
President Donald Trump stands with members of the Louisiana National Guard helping with recovery efforts from Hurricane Laura, Saturday.(AP photo)

Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Laura Charles
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:21 AM IST
The President’s stops, first in Louisiana and later in Texas, came two days after the Category 4 storm slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving at least 16 dead and wreaking havoc with severe winds and flooding.
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Homes lie destroyed and immersed in water in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Hackberry, Louisiana, US.(Reuters)
Homes lie destroyed and immersed in water in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Hackberry, Louisiana, US.(Reuters)

6 killed as hurricane Laura slams Louisiana

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Louisiana, United States
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 05:43 PM IST
In Westlake, a chemical plant caught fire when hit by Laura, and the flames continued to send a chlorine-infused plume of smoke skyward nearly 24 hours after landfall.
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US crude exports averaged about 2.9 million bpd in the last four weeks, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
US crude exports averaged about 2.9 million bpd in the last four weeks, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

US oil and gas exports severely disrupted by Hurricane Laura

By Reuters | New York/Singapore
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:26 AM IST
The hurricane also temporarily suspended operations at several liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the world’s third largest exporter of the super-cooled gas, with shipments on track to fall to their lowest in 18 months.
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Southland Field airport is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana on August 27, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Southland Field airport is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana on August 27, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Hurricane Laura thrashes Louisiana, but damage is less than predicted

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Lake Charles
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
A full assessment of the damage wrought by the Category 4 system was likely to take days. But despite a trail of demolished buildings, entire neighbourhoods left in ruins and more than 875,000 people without power, a sense of relief prevailed that Laura was not the annihilating menace forecasters had feared.
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A Louisiana National Guard humble drives past utility poles damaged after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US.(Bloomberg)
A Louisiana National Guard humble drives past utility poles damaged after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US.(Bloomberg)

Hurricane Laura slams southwestern Louisiana, gutting buildings and killing at least one

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The hurricane’s first reported US fatality was a 14-year-old girl in Leesville, Louisiana, who died when a tree fell on her house, a spokeswoman for Governor John Bel Edwards said.
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A resident of Galveston, Texas feels a wave as it hits the seawall while watching the surf stirred up by Hurricane Laura, on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
A resident of Galveston, Texas feels a wave as it hits the seawall while watching the surf stirred up by Hurricane Laura, on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

As Hurricane Laura batters US cities, NOAA plane flies through it to capture rare images from inside

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The NOAA has been tweeting about the hurricane’s movement and the stunning images its various bodies captured ahead of the landfall.
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Authorities urged coastal residents of Louisiana and Texas to evacuate.(Bloomberg Photo.)
Authorities urged coastal residents of Louisiana and Texas to evacuate.(Bloomberg Photo.)

As Laura makes landfall in Louisiana, a look at other tropical storms heading towards Mexico

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Laura will be the seventh named storm to strike the United States in 2020 setting a new record for landfalls by the end of August.
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Waves crash ashore as outer bands from Hurricane Laura begin to hit the coast(AP)
Waves crash ashore as outer bands from Hurricane Laura begin to hit the coast(AP)

Hurricane Laura makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Texas

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Delcambre
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Winds gusted above hurricane force to 127 mph (204 kph) while Laura’s northern eyewall moved onshore over Cameron Parish. Forecasters said even stronger winds were possible that could rip apart buildings, level trees and toss vehicles like toys.
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Hurricane-force winds extending 60 miles (95 kilometers) from the storm’s center neared the coast, forecasters said, and bands of heavy rain fell 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the beach in Lake Charles.(AP Photo)
Hurricane-force winds extending 60 miles (95 kilometers) from the storm’s center neared the coast, forecasters said, and bands of heavy rain fell 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the beach in Lake Charles.(AP Photo)

Hurricane Laura moves toward landfall in southwestern Louisiana

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Delcambre
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate, but not everyone did before howling winds began buffeting trees back and forth in an area that was devastated by Rita in 2005.
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Waves crash ashore as outer bands from Hurricane Laura begin to hit the coast Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Waves crash ashore as outer bands from Hurricane Laura begin to hit the coast Wednesday.(AP Photo)

‘Unsurvivable’ storm surge feared as Hurricane Laura strengthens to Category 4

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Lake Charles, United States
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 02:32 AM IST
Storm surges could penetrate up to 30 miles inland along parts of the coasts, and peak surge coupled with high tide could see water as high as 15 to 20 feet above normal levels.
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Refiners that produce gasoline and diesel fuel were taking steps to halt nine facilities that process nearly 2.9 million bpd of oil, 14.6% of the US total capacity, according to Reuters tallies.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Refiners that produce gasoline and diesel fuel were taking steps to halt nine facilities that process nearly 2.9 million bpd of oil, 14.6% of the US total capacity, according to Reuters tallies.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Hurricane Laura poses biggest storm threat to US oil output in 15 years

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Houston
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:46 AM IST
Oil producers on Tuesday had evacuated 310 offshore facilities and shut 1.56 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude output, 84% of Gulf of Mexico’s offshore production, near the 90% outage that Katrina brought 15 years ago.
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