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Haitian president defends aid effort as anger mounts

Nov 04 2016
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PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's interim President Jocelerme Privert defended a government-coordinated storm relief effort on Friday, saying aid had reached some 2 million victims of Hurricane Matthew, amid anger about uneven distribution of food and other materials.

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Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

Oct 16 2017

LAHINCH, Ireland Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. | Video

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London sky turns yellow as storm blows in Saharan dust, Spanish smoke

Oct 16 2017

LONDON The sky over London turned an unusual shade of yellow on Monday as Storm Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wild fires in southern Europe that filtered out certain wavelengths of sunlight.

Woman dies in Ireland as a result of Storm Ophelia: RTE

Oct 16 2017

DUBLIN A woman has died in the southeast Irish county of Waterford on Monday after a tree fell on her car as a result of Tropical Storm Ophelia, national broadcaster RTE said, quoting the local council office.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Turks and Caicos Islands

Oct 16 2017

A low pressure system, about 100 miles east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

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Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Oct 15 2017

DUBLIN Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

Oct 14 2017

Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

About 20 percent U.S. Gulf oil output offline due to Hurricane Nate: BSEE

Oct 12 2017

HOUSTON About 20 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Thursday.

Ophelia strengthens into a hurricane: NHC

Oct 11 2017

Ophelia has strengthened into the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Ophelia expected to strengthen to hurricane by Thursday

Oct 10 2017

Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to strengthen gradually over the next two days and become a hurricane by Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

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Weakening Nate brings rain, tornado warnings to U.S. South

Oct 09 2017

BILOXI/PASCAGOULA, Miss. Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. | Video

Chevron returns staff to Gulf platforms; no timeline on operations

Oct 09 2017

HOUSTON Chevron Corp said on Monday it has sent staff back to U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms that were shuttered ahead of Hurricane Nate, but would not speculate on when operations would return to normal.

Chevron working to restore Pascagoula refinery to full production

Oct 09 2017

HOUSTON Chevron Corp said on Monday it was working to restore its 340,000 barrel per day (bpd) Pascagoula, Mississippi, refinery to full production after the passage of Hurricane Nate.

About 85 percent of U.S. Gulf oil output offline due to Nate: agency

Oct 09 2017

HOUSTON About 85 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Monday.

CSX resumes rail operations to U.S. Gulf Coast areas following Nate

Oct 09 2017

CSX Corp said on Monday it has fully resumed operations into New Orleans, Louisiana and other U.S. Gulf Coast areas following the landfall of Hurricane Nate over the weekend.

BHP Billiton to progress on output resumption at Gulf platforms

Oct 09 2017

HOUSTON Australian oil producer BHP Billiton started mobilizing staff to its Neptune and Shenzi platforms at the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Nate, expecting to make progress on resuming output over the next 24 hours, the firm said on Monday.

U.S. insured wind, storm surge loss from Hurricane Nate around $500 million: KCC

Oct 09 2017

Insured losses in the United States from Hurricane Nate will be close to $500 million, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clark & Company (KCC) said on Monday.

Nate becomes a post-tropical cyclone: NHC

Oct 09 2017

Former hurricane Nate has become a post-tropical cyclone that continues to pack heavy rain and gusty winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

Tropical Depression 17 forms over Eastern Atlantic: NHC

Oct 09 2017

Tropical Depression 17 has formed over the Eastern Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Factbox: U.S. Gulf of Mexico energy facilities down from Hurricane Nate

Oct 08 2017

HOUSTON U.S. oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico have started assessing offshore facilities to resume operations as storm Nate, which was downgraded on Sunday to a tropical depression, moved inland.

Vessel traffic reopens in New Orleans after Hurricane Nate

Oct 08 2017

Vessel traffic resumed in the Port of New Orleans after Hurricane Nate made landfall in Mississippi, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.