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Tropical storm Karen brewing in Gulf, prompts hurricane watch

Tropical storm Karen is developing in the Gulf of Mexico and fears of hurricanes on the Gulf coastline heighten. Hurricane watches are effective from Louisiana to Florida while Federal Emergency Management Committee workers have been recalled to work.

Photo Essay: Exploring Biloxi, MS, eight years since Katrina Special

Biloxi - The evidence of Hurricane Katrina's destruction is still visible today as scars in the landscape of Biloxi, Mississippi, but Biloxi has moved on. Repaired and rebuilt it awaits you coming to explore its vibrant casinos, nightlife, beaches and wildlife.

Photo Essay: Beautiful beaches in Florida's Panhandle Special

The beaches along the Panhandle are Florida's "best-kept secrets," according to the Travel Channel. Two of those beaches with white sand and turquoise water are featured here.

Ex-FEMA Director Brown: 'Obama jumped the gun on Sandy'

Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has given praise to US President Barack Obama in regards to Hurricane Sandy's response. Michael Brown, FEMA's former director, criticized saying that Obama acted too fast.

Gulf Coast Senators want 'fair deal' if BP settlement is made

Senators from gulf coast states sent a letter to the Obama administration asking that any settlement with BP regarding the 2010 oil spill be fair.

The day after — Sometimes lighting, and hurricanes, strike twice

As dawn approaches and a new day awakens, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile and much of the north western gulf coast will wake up and begin to go about the task of accessing the damage and beginning repairs.

Tropical Storm Lee to bring heavy rains, flooding to Gulf coast

New Orleans - Tropical storm warnings have been issued from Alabama to Lousiana, including the New Orleans area, with heavy flooding expected from Tropical Storm Lee. Lee is predicted to dump up to 20 inches of rain over the region throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Oil clean-up chemical dispersants more dangerous than oil itself?

The use of chemical dispersants to clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast may be more damaging to the ecosystem than the oil itself, according to preliminary findings by University of West Florida researchers.

Endangered sea turtles washing up on Gulf coast, left to rot

Gulfport - New reports emerging from the US Gulf coast show an unusually high number of endangered sea turtles stranded along Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, with government officials lax in their responsibility of documenting and testing them.

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins

Biloxi - The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process.

Study: BP’s spill on human health effects being launched

Washington - A long-term study on human health effects related to last year’s BP oil spill is set to be launched and is considered groundbreaking, as there is “ surprisingly little information” available on those long-term effects after a spill.

Op-Ed: Gulf Coast oil disaster an exercise in secrecy and deception

The fallacies about the Gulf Coast oil disaster being over are nothing but propaganda being used to mislead an unsuspecting public. People are dying to keep keep the true magnitude of the disaster covered up and the crisis is far from over

Pres Obama & family to vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast in August

President Obama is putting his money where his mouth is. He and his family will take a weekend vacation next month to the disaster-hit Gulf Coast of Florida, before going on to a longer vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

Revised Gulf Coast 'safety zone' rule allows credentialed media

The U.S. Coast Guard rescinded orders banning reporters and journalists from being within 20-meters of a BP 'safety zone.' Now, with two exceptions, credentialed media will have unfettered access to the spill areas

New rule makes violating BP oil spill 'safety zone' criminal

Anyone breaching a 20-meter safety zone established by the Coast Guard around all Deepwater Horizon clean-up and response operations may face fines and felony charges

Health concerns emerge over BP oil spill

Seventy-three days after the Gulf Coast oil crisis began, people are being advised to avoid some coastal areas affected by the BP oil spill. Also, there are concerns over the health and safety of workers involved in clean-up efforts.

U.S. Interior Secretary tries another angle at moratorium

The Obama Administration was dealt a blow towards its desire for a moratorium for offshore drilling Tuesday when a judge ruled it as 'overbearing.'

Op-Ed: Gulf coast oil devastation growing as BP's credibility plunges

More than a month and a half since the Gulf Coast oil crisis began, evidence of criminal negligence and public outrage are growing, the devastation, and BP's -- as well as the Federal government's -- lack of credibility is becoming increasingly obvious

Op-Ed: BP's criminal history of creating Environmental crises

BP is a corporation that has reaped huge profits through a dubious history of committing crimes around the globe with the aid of politically corrupt oversight. The Gulf Coast oil spill was preventable

Environmental disaster looms for Gulf Coast shoreline Special

Preparing for the worst, a major environmental disaster on the Gulf Coast, Jindal has assured the public that state agencies are working to mitigate damage if the oil spill reaches shoreline as is predicted possible this weekend.

Louisiana Anxious, Watchful for Hurricane Ida

Since the terrible Hurricanie Katrina of four years ago, Louisiana is cautious when hurricanes are predicted. Ida is said to have regained strength as a hurricane, with the potential of reaching Louisiana. Residents are watchful again this season.

'Hurricane fatigue' sets in as Ike targets U.S. Gulf coast

Officials in U S Gulf coast are worried that many storm-weary residents of the area may ignore orders to evacuate or stock supplies as the hurricane Ike closes in.

Hurricane Ike Has Entire Gulf Coast On Pins And Needles Following Current Death Toll

Hurricane Ike pounded storm ravaged Cuba last night as a Category 3 storm, raising their recent hurricane related death toll around 600. Haiti suffered nearly 50 Ike deaths. As the now Cat 2 storm makes its way across land, U.S. residents are on alert.

Gustav Downgraded To Category 2 And Starts Pounding Gulf Coast

The hardest hit area will be just West of New Orleans, saving it from the highest of storm surges but still having the ability to do major damage. The effects of this powerful storm ar being felt early Monday and the Category 2 starts pounding the Gulf.

Op-Ed: Call in the roughnecks, the majority of Americans want off-shore drilling

For years, the U.S. has had a noticeable lack of off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, an area where vast stores of crude are both known and believed to be located. What is the United States to do now, though, if the Gulf is being pumped by others?

To Drill or Not to Drill, That is the Question in Florida

It wasn't but just a few years ago that if you mentioned off shore drilling to Floridians, you might be met with anything from angry glares to other means of expressing displeasure. With the price of fuel topping $4.00 a gallon, that may have changed.

Katrina Victims Could Be Housed In Trailers Again

After three years since the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, there are many that are still displaced. However, it may seem that the victims may be housed in trailers again.

Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Two years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the US causing extraordinary damage to property but more importantly, to the people who lived in the region. Despite controversy surrounding this disaster, today let’s remember the people.
 

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Shrimp boat in Biloxi channel with nets out shrimping while pelicans and sea gulls chase it down the channel.
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Trees down in Braithwaithe Louisiana area
Trees down in Braithwaithe Louisiana area
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Condos in Biloxi  MS shown after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the bottom floors beside the same...
Condos in Biloxi, MS shown after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the bottom floors beside the same condos in June 2013, repaired and restored.
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Picture of the coast on the Gulf of Mexico  US
Picture of the coast on the Gulf of Mexico, US
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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What the oil spill would look like superimposed over Toronto  Ontario
What the oil spill would look like superimposed over Toronto, Ontario
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Looking west along Biloxi Beach at its current  2013  emptiness with few buildings since Biloxi was ...
Looking west along Biloxi Beach at its current, 2013, emptiness with few buildings since Biloxi was devastated by Hurricane Katrina's storm surge in 2005.
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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The Coast Guard released the following photo to the press yesterday.  Since then the oil has moved c...
The Coast Guard released the following photo to the press yesterday. Since then the oil has moved closer to the shoreline.
Unified Command
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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High winds knock a large tree onto a car in Braithwaithe Louisiana
High winds knock a large tree onto a car in Braithwaithe Louisiana
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Pelican covered with oil from BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
Pelican covered with oil from BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
Governor Jindal’s office
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