• Tropical Storm Lee

    Tropical Storm Lee Threatens Massive Flooding in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

    The rain keeps falling in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Lee pushes closer, and it's likely only going to get worse.The slow-moving storm is expected to bring massive flooding to some areas Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi this Labor Day weekend. Lee is spawning tornado warnings, evacuation and knocking out power in New Orleans and southern Louisiana on Saturday.
  • Slow-moving Lee Forces Louisiana Evacuation, Drenching New Orleans

    Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lee is spawning tornado warnings, evacuation and knocking out power in New Orleans and southern Louisiana on Saturday. Lee has strengthened and continues pounding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region with heavy rain and flooding threat. The storm has spawned multiple tornadoes and flash flooding in the New Orleans area Saturday, and residents in the town of Jean Lafitte, La. living south of Goose Bayou Bridge have been issued an evacuation order because of possible fl...
  • Tropical Storm Lee Spawns Tornado Warnings; Evacuation Order Issued in La.

    Tropical Storm Lee has strengthened and continues pounding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region with heavy rain and flooding threat. The storm has spawned multiple tornadoes and flash flooding in the New Orleans area Saturday, and residents in the town of Jean Lafitte, La. living south of Goose Bayou Bridge have been issued an evacuation order because of possible flooding from storm surge, tides and rain.
  • Katia Path Shaping Up as Another Earl; Tropical Storm Lee Flooding Threat High Along Gulf Coast

    Hurricane Katia is maintaining strength and direction on Friday, and while a direct strike on the U.S. is not highly likely at this time, the storm could still take a path similar to what Hurricane Earl did last year, with impact along the East Coast without making landfall late next week. Also, a U.S. strike remains a possibility since storm forecast models so far in advance high a high margin of error. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee is drenching the U.S. Gulf Coast, with the worst yet to come. ...
  • Tropical Storm Lee Strengthens, Approaches Louisiana; Could Become Billion Dollar Disaster

    Tropical Storm Lee will pound the Gulf Coast today and into the weekend, putting levees in New Orleans that breached during Katrina at risk before eventually spreading heaving rains and flooding risks from the coastal region up through the Appalachians. One forecaster said Lee could become a billion dollar coastal disaster for the U.S. coastal region.
  • Oil companies brace for Tropical Storm Lee

    Tropical Storm Lee threatened the Louisiana coast with torrential rains and flooding on Friday, as offshore energy platforms and refineries along the coast braced for high winds and rising waters.
  • Oil rises on U.S. refinery problems

    Oil prices rose on Monday as refinery outages in the United States stoked supply concerns again as the end of the summer driving season neared.