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Forecaster sees active hurricane season in 2013

GULF OF MEXICO — Forecaster William Gray says he expects a very active hurricane season, but he’s not yet giving likely numbers of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes. Gray told hundreds of people at the National Hurricane Conference the first numeric predictions will come out April 10. Gray, head of Colorado State’s Tropical Meteorology Project, says that only development ...

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Aircraft leave Keesler for Carolinas; Hurricane Hunters staying

BILOXI — The Air Force is transferring 10 C-130j aircraft from Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi to Pope Field near Fayetteville, N.C. The planes are part of the 403rd Reserve Wing, and are being used primarily for tactical airlift missions locally and overseas. Keesler officials say in a news release that the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as ...

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Isaac-damaged piers may not be repaired by summer

GULFPORT — Gulfport officials say piers along the Gulf Coast that were damaged by Hurricane Isaac in August may not be repaired before summer. The Category 1 storm that hit Aug. 29 tore up slats, pilings and jetties from Biloxi to Pass Christian. Officials say the repairs and improvements must be approved by FEMA and put out for bids before ...

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Entergy reschedules earnings call due to Sandy

NEW ORLEANS — Citing Hurricane Sandy approaching the northeastern U.S., Entergy Corporation has rescheduled its third quarter 2012 earnings teleconference to Nov. 5, 2012, from Oct. 30. “The current weather forecasts show Hurricane Sandy likely bringing with her widespread and high winds to the Northeast, beginning Monday night and potentially not dissipating until Wednesday. With many of our shareholders, financial ...

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Officials eyeing Coast for post-Isaac solutions

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Federal and Louisiana officials, looking for housing solutions for Hurricane Isaac-damaged parishes, are studying post-Hurricane Katrina housing built in Mississippi. Jon Mabry of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Disaster Recovery Division led a tour of post-disaster housing complexes Wednesday, answering questions for representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA and Louisiana disaster recovery ...

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Beach-erosion experiment passes Isaac's test; scientists 'elated'

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Scientists at Mississippi State University have been working to find an inexpensive, attractive way to keep the sand on the 26 miles of manmade beach between Biloxi and Pass Christian, and Hurricane Isaac tested their experimental site. As the researchers expected, all of the vegetation at the site is still intact and will regenerate. The sea ...

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Officials still deciding on post-Isaac debris cleanup

OCEAN SPRINGS and MCCOMB — A decision is expected in the next couple of days on whether Jackson County will clean up Hurricane Isaac debris along East and Front beaches in Ocean Springs. The Sun Herald reports attorneys for the city, county and secretary of state held a conference call to determine if the county can conduct the cleanup. Attorneys ...

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Entergy: Isaac's costs run $400M-$500M

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has released an update on preliminary financial effects, liquidity resources and recovery initiatives after Hurricane Isaac. Total restoration costs for the repair and/or replacement of the electrical facilities in areas with damage from Isaac are estimated to be in the range of $400 million-$500 million. Each utility company is responsible for its restoration cost obligations ...

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Officials pumping out water in effort to save crumbling dam

LAMAR COUNTY — Officials are using pumps to drop water levels in an earthen dam at the southern end of the Lake Serene system in Lamar County near Hattiesburg that was damaged by the heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac. More than a foot of rain that fell in the area last week saturated the barrier between Oak Grove and Stump ...

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Amtrak service on Coast to remain suspended

GULF COAST — Most Amtrak service to and from New Orleans has been restored following Hurricane Isaac, but the City of New Orleans’ service in Mississippi and Louisiana, remains suspended through Friday. The City of New Orleans, a daily service between Chicago and New Orleans, will continue to terminate and originate in Memphis, rather than in New Orleans, at least ...

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