As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac threatened the Republican National Convention in Tampa and battered New Orleans this week, we were reminded that it is once again hurricane season. For the good folks on the Gulf Coast, hurricane preparations are a way of life. Growing up in Louisiana, we expected schools and......
As of Monday night, more than 30,000 residents in Broward and Palm Beach Counties were without power thanks to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. So what’s a lawyer to do while waiting for the power to return? First, consider purchasing a generator for the next storm. Then, review the Judicial Conference’s proposed......
Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith had arrived in Tampa ready to cover the RNC Sunday when the forecast for Tropical Storm — now Hurricane — Isaac started looking ominous. With no flights out, he and his crew packed into two cars and headed...Show More Summary
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Republican National Convention comes to life Monday with the lonely banging of a gavel in a hall, then hits full speed on Tuesday, just as forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac could reach hurricane strength and make landfall somewhere along a stretch from New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle. “Our [...]
The price of oil rose to above $96 a barrel on Tuesday as weather forecasters said Tropical Storm Isaac, which was causing oil production cuts in the Gulf of Mexico, could soon gain intensity and turn into a hurricane.
Isaac: Tropical Storm Isaac is approaching hurricane status as it is expected to make landfall in Louisiana. The storm has already disrupted part of the Republican National Convention. Reuters reports that the storm should hit Louisiana late Tuesday to early...
More than three-fourths of daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut in as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the coast and threatens to make landfall as a hurricane, which could produce flooding and storm surges in Louisiana and Florida. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Monday said offshore oil [...]
As Tropical Storm Isaac moves toward the Gulf Coast the Air Force and Navy are evacuating aircraft to bases further inland. Meanwhile the governors of Mississippi and Louisiana activated more than 5,000 National Guard members.
US grain elevators on the Gulf coast were shut and barges carrying grain and other goods on the lower Mississippi River were halted in preparation for tropical storm Isaac, which is expected to make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
(NEW ORLEANS) — With its massive size and ponderous movement, Tropical Storm Isaac was gaining strength Monday as it headed toward the Gulf Coast. The next 24 hours would determine whether it brought the usual punishing rains and winds — or something even more destructive harkening back to the devastation wrought seven years ago by [...]
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on Monday as that state and others along the Gulf Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Isaac.
NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, threatening to batter the nation’s Gulf Coast on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and casting a shadow over this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa. Read full article >>
Tropical Storm Isaac appears headed for New Orleans sometime early Tuesday, and as of 5 PM EDT, was predicted to become a category 2 hurricane before coming ashore. Due to evacuations of personnel from infrastructure in Isaac's path, US oil and gas production as well as refining have been reduced. Show More Summary
As Tropical Storm Isaac lumbers through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Louisiana coast, residents have been told to expect a day’s worth of tropical storm force winds and in some areas up to 16 inches of rain. The storm, which could make landfall as a strong category 1 hurricane on Tuesday evening, is expected [...]
President Barack Obama on Monday promised the governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi that they would have "the resources they need" to cope with Tropical Storm Isaac, on track to batter the Gulf Coast in the coming days, the White House said in a statement. Concerns about the storm led Republicans, gathered at their presidential [...]
As Tropical Storm Isaac churns in the Gulf of Mexico, it dumped much rain on Florida but growers in early reports say the storm caused little damage.
Television networks have a challenging few days with Tropical Storm Isaac and the Republican National Convention competing for coverage. CNN has already moved Anderson Cooper to New Orleans where Isaac appears to be headed, according to The Associated Press, and Fox News Channel has done the same with Shepard Smith. Show More Summary
This TVNewser arrived in Tampa this morning, just as Tropical Storm Isaac’s outer bands continued to lash Florida’s west coast. The Republican National Convention, already shortened by a day because of Isaac, has changed the plans for some TV news anchors and reporters. Show More Summary
TAMPA, Fla. – The parties for lawyers and lobbyists are not going according to plan at the Republican National Convention. The threat of Tropical Storm Isaac’s disruptive wind and rain led convention officials to announce that the first day’s official...
Federal officials are warning the northern Gulf coast to get ready now for Isaac, cautioning that it is an especially large and slow moving weather event even though it remains a tropical storm. Slow moving storms tend to lead to particular troubles with rain and flooding. Read full article >>