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Tropical Storm Barry Threatens a Long, Slow Drenching

Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in what could be a long, slow—and epic—drenching that could trigger flooding ...

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New Orleans Area Braces for First Hurricane of the Season

Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with ...

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Nate Marches Across US East Coast, Dumping Heavy Rains

Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it ...

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Hurricane Maria Grows, Threatens Storm-Battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to ...

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Mississippi Helps Florida in Irma Response

Ninety-eight emergency responders from Mississippi are headed to Florida to assist with hurricane relief and recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma made landfall there this weekend.

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Irma Loses Hurricane Status but Keeps Spreading Misery

Hurricane Irma weakened to a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida's northeastern corner, while rescuers in its soggy, wind-battered wake mobilized to reach ...

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City of Jackson Collecting Harvey Relief Supplies, Where to Donate

The City of Jackson is collecting relief supplies to send to people in Texas and Louisiana affected by the storm damage from Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall last week.

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Harvey Aid Package Likely Vehicle for Debt Ceiling Increase

The White House plans to ask Congress Friday for a $5.9 billion down payment for initial Harvey recovery efforts. Republican leaders are already making plans to use the aid package, ...

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Gas Prices Surge Higher as Drivers Rush to Fill Their Tanks

Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's strike on the Gulf Coast.

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Rescuers Start Block-by-Block Search of Flooded Houston

Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone—alive or dead—who might have been left behind ...

Isaac sweeps through Jackson

Photos taken around the Jackson metro area on Thursday morning. August 30, 2012. Photos by ...

Isaac: Photos from Gulf Coast

Jacob D. Fuller's coverage of Hurricane Isaac as it hits the Gulf Coast.