Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, is presumed dead after an unplanned parachute jump off Florida’s Panhandle last week.
Moving off the eastern coast of Mexico, the low pressure system was expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical system on Friday.
New Orleans was spared the worst effects of the storm that weakened from hurricane status.
“There are three ways that Louisiana can flood: storm surge, high rivers and rain,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “We’re going to have all three.”
A slow-moving flood of polluted Mississippi River water is causing serious damage to Gulf species, and a major storm threatens to make it worse.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that there could be “a considerable amount of overtopping” of levees.
“The old maps often showed serpents at the edge, with the warning ‘here be monsters.’ However, the ‘monsters’ are here, in our own backyard.”
The oxygen-starved area, which kills marine life and habitats, is expected to be the size of Massachusetts.
It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 Florida counties.
It could become the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year.
Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, who is now a lobbyist for the oil industry, has said that "tar balls are naturally occurring."
Alberto, the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, spun up days before the formal June 1 start of the hurricane season.
It's the first time researchers have seen Hilton in the Gulf of Mexico.
Eight years later, scientists are confirming the lasting impact of the BP oil spill -- and what may have made it worse.
Now the Republican is trying to burnish his green cred before running for Senate. But he has a history of bait-and-switch.
Louie Gohmert of Texas claims he drove along the Gulf Coast looking for oil after Deepwater Horizon exploded but found only "a drop or two here and there.”
The storm has already killed at least 30 people and is expected to grow to a Category 2 hurricane.