The oil industry prepares for tropical storm Isaac

Aug 28, 2012
Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane, though it won't be nearly as powerful as Katrina. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf.
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Gulf oyster producers prepare for Isaac

Aug 27, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is poised to make landfall on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As it churns in the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans business owners and residents are preparing for yet another potential disaster.
Posted In: hurricane, shellfish, fishing industry, Isaac, New Orleans

New Orleans stocks up to ride out Isaac

Aug 27, 2012
Since Katrina, the city has focused on evacuation as a response to hurricanes. This time the advice is to stay put, with a few days' emergency supplies. Stores respond as best they can.
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New Orleans prepares for another hurricane

Aug 27, 2012
If you look at the forecast map for Tropical Storm Isaac this morning, you'll see a scary trajectory. But this time, after billions of dollars and years of preparation, New Orleans might just be ready.
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Investors seek better hurricane risk disclosure

Jun 1, 2012
Hurricane season is here, and companies are hedging more against climate risk. Investors also want to know more about this risk.
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Twenty years later, lessons from Hurricane Andrew

May 18, 2012
Almost 20 years ago, the storm devastated south Florida. The Annual Governor's Conference this week in Ft. Lauderdale is focusing on what business and government have learned.
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Irene to challenge cell networks. Networks to lose.

Aug 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene is expected to hit with full force tomorrow morning and possibly be enormously destructive. CNET points out that 96% of Americans...
Posted In: cell phones, d-block, hurricane, irene