Two Landfalls by Hurricane Isaac cause Severe Flooding in Louisiana: AIR

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BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, by 7:00 AM CDT this morning (8:00 AM EDT), Isaac had made two separate landfalls, both as a Category 1 hurricane. The first occurred on August 28 at low-lying Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at around 7:45 PM CDT. Instead of continuing inland as expected, the storm veered sharply to the southwest and re-emerged over the water, which allowed it to maintain its strength. It then made a second landfall this morning just west of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, at around…

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Tropical Storm Lee Threatens Much of the Gulf Coast with Heavy Rainfall; Landfall

BOSTON, Sept. 2, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Depression 13 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Lee. Lee is currently 200 miles southeast of Cameron, Louisiana, and 210 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph, up from 35 mph earlier today, and Lee’s tropical storm-force winds extend outward for 200 miles. The storm is moving very slowly north through the Gulf of Mexico, at 2 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Pascagoula, Mississippi, west to…

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Tropical Storm Don Advances Toward Texas Coast Past Oil Platforms

BOSTON, July 28, 2011- According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Storm Don is moving across the southern Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas coast near Corpus Christi, where it is expected to make landfall sometime late Friday or early Saturday. The storm will pass near several areas where offshore oil production is conducted, and several petroleum companies have begun evacuating  support workers. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Port Mansfield north to San Luis Pass. Tropical Storm Don officially became a tropical…

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