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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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U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production down by 19% on storm shutdowns

2:27pm EDT

HOUSTON U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore crude oil production and natural gas output both remained cut by 19% on Thursday because of shutdowns forced by Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. government said.

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U.S. offshore oil production remains cut by 58%: U.S. government

Jul 16 2019

HOUSTON More than half the daily crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remained offline on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. drilling regulator said, as most oil companies were re-staffing facilities to resume production.

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Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast

Jul 15 2019

NEW ORLEANS The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas producers begin restarting after Barry

Jul 15 2019

HOUSTON U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly 74% of production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said.

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Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans

Jul 15 2019

NEW ORLEANS Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, weakening to a tropical depression but dropping up to 15 inches (38 cm) of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. | Video

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Barry likely to weaken further by Monday evening: NHC

Jul 15 2019

Tropical depression Barry is expected to weaken further in the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Storm Barry cuts 73% of U.S. offshore oil production: U.S. government

Jul 14 2019

HOUSTON Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday.

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Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm

Jul 13 2019

NEW ORLEANS Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. | Video

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Most Louisiana refineries running as storm cuts 70% of offshore oil

Jul 13 2019

HOUSTON Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon, leaving in its wake 70 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production shut in, the U.S. government said.

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Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

Jul 13 2019

HOUSTON Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Saturday

Barry becomes hurricane as it bears down on Louisiana: NHC

Jul 13 2019

Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected to cross the coast during the next few hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

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'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana

Jul 12 2019

NEW ORLEANS City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. | Video

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U.S. refiners in path of Storm Barry to keep running

Jul 12 2019

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Most U.S. refiners with plants in the path of Tropical Storm Barry scrambled on Friday to keep them running, as the storm continued to strengthen and was projected to become the season's first hurricane.

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U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil output cut by 59% due to storm: government

Jul 12 2019

HOUSTON Almost 59 percent, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday.

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Storm Barry's threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists

Jul 12 2019

NEW ORLEANS/WASHINGTON Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate change, scientists said on Friday.

Storm Barry threatens to overwhelm New Orleans' century-old pump system

Jul 12 2019

NEW ORLEANS The rain started pounding New Orleans about the time Jeff Carerras put on his morning pot of coffee. Before it was done brewing, floodwaters were lapping at the door of his bar, Tracey's.

Factbox: Barry could be latest storm to batter New Orleans

Jul 12 2019

Tropical Storm Barry was headed toward New Orleans on Thursday, and forecast to gain strength and become this year's first Atlantic hurricane, the latest in a long line of storms to strike the city.

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Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry: White House

Jul 12 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the White House said in a statement late on Thursday.

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Tropical storm Barry likely to become hurricane by Friday or Saturday: NHC

Jul 12 2019

Tropical storm Barry could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday night or early Saturday when the center is near the coast of Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

Jul 12 2019

NEW ORLEANS Nervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of "extreme rain" and more flooding ahead of the storm's predicted landfall by early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. | Video