Tropical Storm Erick likely to grow into hurricane en route toward Hawaii

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Erick in the eastern Pacific is likely to grow into a hurricane soon, possibly reaching Category 3 strength by Tuesday as it churns closer toward... Read more »

U.S. Democrats and Republicans can’t even agree on the weather: Reuters/Ipsos

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Only 200 miles separate Michael Tilden and Miranda Garcia in rain-soaked Iowa. But they are worlds apart when it comes to their opinion of the... Read more »

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas producers begin restarting after Barry

HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly 74% of production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane... Read more »

Storm Barry cuts half U.S. Gulf Coast oil output, flooding fears close coastal refinery

HOUSTON (Reuters) – An intensifying tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday cut more than half the region’s oil output, with energy companies evacuating staff from... Read more »

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Nervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of “extreme rain” and more flooding ahead of... Read more »

Reinsurance hedge fund Tangency Capital raises further $165 million

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge fund Tangency Capital has raised a further $165 million to invest in the property reinsurance market, bringing its size to $265 million as the hurricane... Read more »

Crane collapses on Dallas apartment building, killing one, injuring six

(Reuters) – A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto an apartment house in Dallas on Sunday and sliced through five floors of the building, killing at... Read more »

U.S. Hurricane Centre says 60% chance of cyclone over Bay of Campeche

(Reuters) – A broad area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S.... Read more »

Central U.S. faces ‘high risk’ of river flooding even as rains ease

(Reuters) – Rain-swollen rivers threatened more flooding on Thursday in Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois and Oklahoma, and Tulsa’s mayor warned the decades-old levee system would be at risk even as... Read more »

Tornadoes rip through Kansas after one killed, scores hurt by Ohio twisters

BROOKLINE, Ohio (Reuters) – Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS)... Read more »