Leslie to Hit Portugal as Strongest Iberian Storm Since 1842

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) -- After a three-week journey around the Atlantic Ocean, Leslie was on track to hit Portugal with winds of near-hurricane force -- only the third time in 176 years that a storm this powerful has made it to the Iberian Peninsula. Storm warnings cover Portugal, according to the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere. Leslie’s sustained … [Read more...]

U.S. Oil Firms Restoring Operations in Storm-Battered Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Major oil producers and drillers, including Chevron Corp and BP Plc, on Thursday began returning crews to more than 90 offshore facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that were evacuated this week as Hurricane Michael moved through the Gulf. Production shut-ins that had temporarily halted 42 percent of Gulf oil output and nearly a third of natural … [Read more...]

Cajun Navy to the Rescue: Here’s How the Volunteer Relief Group Got Its Roots

(Southern Boating) - The Cajun Navy has entered popular vernacular, but what do we know about the group? The famed Cajun Navy came to be when a Former Louisiana state senator Nick Gautreaux pleaded for someone, anyone to assist after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Between 350 and 400 people and their boats answered the call. The makeshift flotilla rescued more than 10,000 people … [Read more...]

Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Michael Speeds Toward Florida

By Gina Cherelus Oct 8 (Reuters) - Florida's governor mobilized National Guard troops and ordered Gulf Coast residents to head inland or get ready to evacuate as Hurricane Michael churned toward shore on Monday, with the storm forecast to strengthen rapidly before making landfall on Wednesday. Michael was expected to strengthen to a major Category 3 storm by Tuesday with … [Read more...]

Super Typhoon Slams Into China After Pummeling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday, the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) at its peak, tropical cyclone Mangkhut is … [Read more...]