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B. 2017-02-07 Severe damage after tornadoes batter Louisiana Donaldsonville, New Orleans
2. 2016-08-23 Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour
D. 2016-08-13 'Historic' Louisiana flooding: Three dead Louisiana
E. 2016-02-23 Three dead as tornadoes hit southern US
2015-08-29 New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina New Orleans
6. 2015-08-28 Hurricane Katrina: George Bush in New Orleans 10 years on
H. 2014-10-13 Deadly storm rips through US states Louisiana
I. 2014-01-28 Deep South in winter storm emergency Louisiana

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Severe damage after tornadoes batter Louisiana. New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina   At a memorial service, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recalled how residents had turned to each other for support. Former President Bill Clinton is attending Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Key Mississippi floodgates opened   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill   Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties   Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says  Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone... Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'   BP starts 'static kill' on well  BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it Oil spill vessels return to site   Storm forces ships off spill site   Dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico have been ordered to leave the site of the BP spill by the US government as Tropical Storm Bonnie gathers... Seepage detected at oil spill site BP says oil has stopped leaking


February 2017 ... more > Top ^
Feb.7


year 2016 Top ^

Aug.23  Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour
Aug.13  'Historic' Louisiana flooding: Three dead
Feb.23  Three dead as tornadoes hit southern US


year 2015 Top ^

Aug.29
Aug.28  Hurricane Katrina: George Bush in New Orleans 10 years on
Jul.2  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill


year 2014 Top ^

Oct.13  Deadly storm rips through US states
Jan.28  Deep South in winter storm emergency


year 2013 Top ^

Jul.25  Halliburton to plead guilty on spill


year 2012 Top ^

Sep.1  Mitt Romney visits hurricane zone
Aug.29  Isaac pummels sodden New Orleans
Aug.28  Hurricane Isaac lashes Louisiana
 
Aug.27  Obama declares storm emergency
 Isaac storm warning for Louisiana
Mar.2


year 2011 Top ^

May.14
Apr.20  BP sues Gulf oil spill companies
Jan.5  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.15
Nov.9  Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'
Sep.19
Aug.16  Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor
Aug.4
Aug.3
 BP ready to plug 'biggest leak'
Jul.24
Jul.23  Oil workers set to leave as storm nears
Jul.22  
Jul.19  Leaks near BP well may be natural
Jul.18
 Recapped Gulf oil well continues to hold
Jul.17  BP extends testing of capped oil well
Jul.16  Capped well not leaking, BP says
Jul.15
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
 BP fixes leaking cap on oil well Jul.14  Preparations for BP oil well test under way Jul.13  BP delays pressure test on well BP starting pressure test on well Jul.10  BP in new attempt to plug oil leak Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jun.29 Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up  Oil clean-up activities like skimming and controlled burning are halted because of the arrival of Hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico Jun.20 BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.17  Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers Jun.16 US Congress set to grill BP chief  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spil...  BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout Jun.15  US oil firms 'not ready' for leak Jun.12  US urges quicker BP oil strategy Jun.10 Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'  Scientists estimate the leaking BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was releasing 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day through last week Jun.9  Oil spill spurs sickness in U.S. states Jun.6  Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress Jun.4 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  On day 46 of the oil spill, BP began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill...  Obama cautious on new move to halt leak Jun.3  BP set to lower US oil-spill cap May.30  'Well control' problems reported in March   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  Washington: White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.28  Obama to triple oil response manpower May.27 Work resumes to plug US oil well  BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.26 BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.24  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants US toughens talk over Gulf spill. Washington May.23  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.21  US oil spill commission takes shape May.17  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.16  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.12 Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... May.10  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.8 Setback in oil containment bid May.4  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.3  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick May.2  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.1 Weather hampers oil slick clean-up Apr.30  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick Apr.29 Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well Apr.28 New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.25 Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.22  Obama's vow over oil rig disaster Apr.21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher


year 2008 Top ^

Sep.8  Mayor fears city too weary to flee Ike Sep.1 Gustav evacuees urged to stay away
. New Orleans Gustav slams into Gulf Coast. New Orleans Aug.31   Hundreds of thousands flee coast  New Orleans: About 1.9 million of Louisiana's 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav in the largest evacuation in state history  City declares storm curfew Aug.30 New Orleaners told to flee Gustav. New Orleans Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav

year 2005 Top ^

Sep.28  Morgue boss: 'These are horrible times' Sep.26  Rita search, rescue complete in Louisiana Sep.24 Rescuers comb wetlands after Rita
 Rita downgraded to Category 1 Sep.23 Storm overcomes levee. New Orleans Sep.22 Massive traffic jams as Texans flee Rita. Texas Sep.20  Fresh storm threatens flood-hit city Sep.13  City may lose 160,000 homes Sep.10  Red Cross calls for storm workers Police hunt for dead. New Orleans Sep.6 Flood survivors 'must leave city'. New Orleans  Water pumped from flood-hit city Sep.5  Bush vows massive relief effort Residents return. New Orleans Sep.4  House-to-house rescues under way  Thousands of deaths predicted Sep.3   Massive airlift rescues thousands
  New Orleans: Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are being taken to safety in what is being called the largest-ever airlift in the country
 Fires burn along river; rescue grinds on  Troops ordered to hurricane zone Sep.2  Hurricane aid efforts gather pace Sep.1   'Desperate SOS' for city
  New Orleans: Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a 'desperate SOS' for thousands of people stranded at the city's convention center  Up to 60,000 trying to flee city Aug.31  Katrina will scar US 'for years'  City evacuations under way Aug.30  'Up to 80' dead in hurricane Aug.29 Dozens feared dead after storm. New Orleans   Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  New Orleans: 1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods
 The costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast as far as 100 miles from the storm's center. Parts of New Orleans are flooded with up to 6 feet of water after some of the pumps failed. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for $81.2 billion in damage
Aug.28  Katrina may be 'our Asian tsunami' City evacuated as storm nears. New Orleans   Katrina now Category 5  New Orleans: New Orleans Mayor declared a state of emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city Aug.27  Gulf Coast residents urged to get out

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.17   U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake
  Alabama: Residents in 5 states face homes sheared from their pilings, power outages, floodwaters, looters and a missing alligator


Key Mississippi floodgates opened Storm overcomes levee. New Orleans Police hunt for dead. New Orleans Flood survivors 'must leave city'. New Orleans BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill   Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties   Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says  Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone... Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'   BP starts 'static kill' on well  BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it Oil spill vessels return to site Seepage detected at oil spill site BP says oil has stopped leaking




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2005
Sep.3  Fires burn along river; rescue grinds on




Louisiana, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2016
Aug.23  Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour
Aug.13  'Historic' Louisiana flooding: Three dead
2011
May.14
2005
Sep.28  Morgue boss: 'These are horrible times'
Sep.23
Sep.13  City may lose 160,000 homes
Sep.10
Sep.6
Sep.6  Water pumped from flood-hit city




Louisiana, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2015
Jul.2  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill
2013
Jul.25  Halliburton to plead guilty on spill
2012
Mar.2
2011
Apr.20  BP sues Gulf oil spill companies
Jan.5  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
2010
Dec.15
Nov.9  Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'
Sep.19
Aug.16  Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor
Aug.4
Aug.3
Aug.3  BP ready to plug 'biggest leak'
Jul.24
Jul.19  Leaks near BP well may be natural
Jul.18
Jul.18  Recapped Gulf oil well continues to hold
Jul.17  BP extends testing of capped oil well
Jul.16  Capped well not leaking, BP says
Jul.15
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.15  BP fixes leaking cap on oil well Jul.14  Preparations for BP oil well test under way Jul.13  BP delays pressure test on well Jul.13 BP starting pressure test on well
Jul.10  BP in new attempt to plug oil leak Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jun.20 BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.17  Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers Jun.16 US Congress set to grill BP chief  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spil... Jun.16  BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout Jun.15  US oil firms 'not ready' for leak Jun.12  US urges quicker BP oil strategy Jun.10 Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'  Scientists estimate the leaking BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was releasing 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day through last week Jun.9  Oil spill spurs sickness in U.S. states Jun.6  Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress Jun.4 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  On day 46 of the oil spill, BP began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill... Jun.4  Obama cautious on new move to halt leak Jun.3  BP set to lower US oil-spill cap May.30  'Well control' problems reported in March May.30 Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  Washington: White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.28  Obama to triple oil response manpower May.27 Work resumes to plug US oil well  BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.26 BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.24  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants May.24 US toughens talk over Gulf spill. Washington May.23  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.21  US oil spill commission takes shape May.17  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.16  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.12 Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... May.10  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.8 Setback in oil containment bid May.4  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.3  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick May.2  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.1 Weather hampers oil slick clean-up Apr.30  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick Apr.30  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick Apr.29 Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well Apr.28 New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.25 Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.22  Obama's vow over oil rig disaster Apr.21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher




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2005 Sep.26  Rita search, rescue complete in Louisiana Sep.24 Rescuers comb wetlands after Rita
Sep.10  Red Cross calls for storm workers Sep.4  House-to-house rescues under way Sep.3 Massive airlift rescues thousands
  New Orleans: Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are being taken to safety in what is being called the largest-ever airlift in the country
Sep.3  Troops ordered to hurricane zone Sep.2  Hurricane aid efforts gather pace Sep.1 'Desperate SOS' for city  New Orleans: Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a 'desperate SOS' for thousands of people stranded at the city's convention center Sep.1  Up to 60,000 trying to flee city Aug.31  City evacuations under way



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2017 Feb.7 Severe damage after tornadoes batter Louisiana. New Orleans 2016 Feb.23  Three dead as tornadoes hit southern US 2015 Aug.29 New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina   At a memorial service, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recalled how residents had turned to each other for support. Former President Bill Clinton is attending Aug.28  Hurricane Katrina: George Bush in New Orleans 10 years on 2014 Oct.13  Deadly storm rips through US states Jan.28  Deep South in winter storm emergency 2012 Sep.1  Mitt Romney visits hurricane zone Aug.29  Isaac pummels sodden New Orleans Aug.28  Hurricane Isaac lashes Louisiana Aug.28 Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region Aug.27  Obama declares storm emergency Aug.27  Isaac storm warning for Louisiana 2010 Jul.23  Oil workers set to leave as storm nears Jul.22   Storm forces ships off spill site   Dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico have been ordered to leave the site of the BP spill by the US government as Tropical Storm Bonnie gathers... Jun.29 Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up  Oil clean-up activities like skimming and controlled burning are halted because of the arrival of Hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico 2008 Sep.8  Mayor fears city too weary to flee Ike Sep.1 Gustav evacuees urged to stay away. New Orleans Sep.1 Gustav slams into Gulf Coast. New Orleans Aug.31 Hundreds of thousands flee coast  New Orleans: About 1.9 million of Louisiana's 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav in the largest evacuation in state history Aug.31  City declares storm curfew Aug.30 New Orleaners told to flee Gustav. New Orleans Aug.30 Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav 2005 Sep.24  Rita downgraded to Category 1 Sep.22 Massive traffic jams as Texans flee Rita. Texas Sep.20  Fresh storm threatens flood-hit city Aug.30  'Up to 80' dead in hurricane Aug.29 Dozens feared dead after storm. New Orleans Aug.29 Hurricane Katrina lashes coast
  New Orleans: 1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and in the subsequent floods
 The costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast as far as 100 miles from the storm's center. Parts of New Orleans are flooded with up to 6 feet of water after some of the pumps failed. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for $81.2 billion in damage
Aug.28  Katrina may be 'our Asian tsunami' Aug.28 City evacuated as storm nears. New Orleans Aug.28 Katrina now Category 5  New Orleans: New Orleans Mayor declared a state of emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city Aug.27  Gulf Coast residents urged to get out 2004 Sep.17 U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake  Alabama: Residents in 5 states face homes sheared from their pilings, power outages, floodwaters, looters and a missing alligator