Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Karen has FEMA workers un-furloughed

October 3, 2013

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Even a federal shutdown has to yield to a potential hurricane. Some workers who were furloughed due to the federal government shutdown are being called back to work as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico. White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama is being updated about the storm. He says […]

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NWS issues flood advisory on Coast; threat could extend into weekend

September 19, 2013

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The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hancock County through 7 p.m. today. However, there is a chance that a coastal flood threat could extend into the weekend. According to NWS, persistent east winds have caused water build-up that could cause minor coastal flooding in eastern-facing shorelines in the county. It […]

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Warm waters could mean storm development as the Gulf Coast braces

August 15, 2013

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The area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still […]

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Two storms could threaten Gulf — one as quickly as this weekend

August 14, 2013

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Two possible tropical storms are developing just in time for the traditional peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. One system is forming between Cuba and Central America and the National Hurricane Center estimates it has a 50 percent chance of forming into a tropical cyclone in the next 2 days, and a 60 percent chance […]

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

July 8, 2013

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The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded […]

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Ingalls-Built Arlington (LPD 24) Successfully Completes Navy Acceptance Trials

November 5, 2012

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PASCAGOULA —  Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24) returned from successful U.S. Navy acceptance sea trials on Friday. The company’s eighth ship in the LPD 17 class returned to Pascagoula following three days of at-sea demonstrations and testing. “We have now completed successful sea trials on eight LPDs, and our […]

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Making Sense of Health Care Data for Mississippi

October 1, 2012

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By: Mark A. McComb, CQE, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management Science Mississippi College School of Business At the time it was hard to adequately assess the extent of the damage caused by Katrina, but seven years later — at an estimated cost of approximately $105 billion (2010 adjusted dollars) — Katrina would become the most […]

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Shifting sand

October 23, 2011

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Barrier islands’ health crucial to economy Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship […]

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