Gov. John Bel Edwards said he’s received report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, a 14-year-old girl who died when a tree fell on her home. The governors of Louisiana and Texas say search and rescue teams…
By Gerald Herbert, Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press, Melinda Deslatte, Asssociated Press
Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday, threatening the lives of people who didn't evacuate.
Potential catastrophe is blowing out of the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura has morphed into a Category 4 monster, with winds that could reach 145 miles per hour. Officials are warning of extreme damage as the storm slams into the…
By Associated Press
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urged people who had not yet evacuated from the path of Hurricane Laura to leave — as they only had "about five hours" to do so as of his noon press conference.
By Jeff Martin, John L. Mone, Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press
Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities.
By Acacia Coronado, Associated Press/Report for America
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has proposed punishing cities that cut police funding by freezing property tax revenue, the main funding source for local government services including schools, roads and law enforcement.
By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
The U.S. failure to contain the pandemic has been laid bare in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
By Jeff Greenfield
A hundred days from now, Americans will vote for the next president. The latest polls show that President Trump is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, the Senate is up for grabs and the pandemic will play a major role…
By John L. Mone, Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in…
By Juan A. Lozano, John L. Mone, Associated Press
Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Texas’ Padre Island on Saturday afternoon. The storm made landfall about 15 miles (24 miles) north of Port Mansfield, Texas, with maximum winds of 90 mph (145 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in…
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