Showing posts with label Louisiana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Louisiana. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Total, Chevron declare major oil find in the Gulf of Mexico


Ballymore prospect
French energy company Total said Wednesday it made what it considers the largest discovery it's ever made in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Trump Administration Asks Congress for $7.85Bln in Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

Hurricane Harvey
"At this time, the Administration requests an appropriation of $7.85 billion in Federal resources for response and initial recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey," the letter addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan read.

Monday, August 15, 2016

6 Dead, 20,000 rescued in heavy flooding in Louisiana

At least six people have died and 20,000 more have been rescued in heavy flooding caused by torrential rains over the weekend in Louisiana, local authorities reported.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

At least 3 killed in flooding in southern US

Severe flooding in southern US state of Louisiana killed at least three on Friday, US media reported.

Heavy rain and flooding has resulted in closures of schools, roads and state offices, with rainful accumulations of about seven to ten inches (about 17.8 to 25.4 cm), which almost reached record level.

Calling the flooding "unprecedented", Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Friday declared a state of emergency for the entire state, which will remain in effect till Sept. 10.

Local police and the national guard were requested to carry out rescue operations and the governor's office asked residents to "obey road signs and to constantly monitor the news for updates."

However, at least three people were killed and searches are still underway to look for the missing.

The storm, moving slowly to the west along the Gulf Coast, would dump even more rain and cause "significant flash flooding" through the weekend, said the National Weather Service.
 [Xinhua -globaltimes.cn]
14/8/16
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Friday, May 13, 2016

More than 2,000 barrels of oil spilled in Gulf of Mexico

More than 2,000 barrels of oil were released into the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico about 97 miles from the southern tip of Louisiana, Shell said.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Louisiana floods damage nearly 5,000 homes and counting

Nearly 5,000 homes in Louisiana have been damaged by flooding after heavy rains swept across the state, according to initial figures released Sunday (March 13) by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Officials warned the count is likely to grow as damage is assessed in southeast Louisiana.

EL News