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NATIONAL
April 7, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
This could be a big year for hurricanes, with four major storms predicted to hit the Atlantic basin in 2010. According to a forecast released by a team of Colorado State University researchers Wednesday, eight hurricanes could occur this year. Four of them could have winds exceeding 110 mph. The average is six per year. There's a 69% chance a major hurricane will hit the U.S. coastline and a 45% chance it will strike the East Coast, including the Florida peninsula. The team also predicted a 58% chance of a major storm entering the Caribbean.
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BUSINESS
August 6, 2012 | B y Ronald D. White
Refinery and petroleum pipeline problems in the Midwest states led a rise in retail gasoline prices that pushed the national average for a gallon of regular past the $3.60 mark. Prices also rose in California, but by a much smaller amount. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.619, up 13.3 cents over the past week, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. The spike left the Midwest in the rare position of having fuel prices that are higher than California. Illinois residents are paying an average of $4.064 a gallon.
NATIONAL
May 14, 2005 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
With the onset of the 2005 hurricane season little more than two weeks away, meteorologists Friday warned that conditions in the Atlantic again were ripe for spawning tropical storms that could slam into Florida or other parts of the Eastern U.S. or Gulf Coast with potentially devastating and deadly consequences.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
Quick, what do Lisbon and New York have in common? Well, sure, they're both cities.  But before a great earthquake, tsunami and fire consumed it in 1755, Lisbon, like New York today, was one of the world's leading cities. Which is why I couldn't help thinking of Lisbon while taking in the coverage Monday of Hurricane Sandy as it swept ashore on the East Coast. Lisbon was brought down by natural disasters in 1755; it never recovered its former glory and power.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
A combination of refinery outages and oil pipeline spills in Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois helped drive the U.S. average for a gallon of regular gasoline up 13.7 cents over the last week to $3.645 on Monday, an Energy Department survey showed. The California average rose 6.6 cents to $3.868 a gallon, leaving the state in the rare position of having cheaper gasoline than many parts of the Midwest. The surge in the U.S. average started with ruptures in petroleum pipelines that served the Green Bay, Wis., and Chicago areas.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2005 | TIM RUTTEN
AS commentators and public officials survey the morass of loss and desolation that once was a great American city called New Orleans, one of the words we hear and read over and over again is "unimaginable." In fact, the tragedy that this week destroyed a vibrant metropolitan area that was home to 1.4 million people and the city proper that was a national cultural treasure was not simply imagined but foreseen with a prescience that now seems eerily precise.
SCIENCE
November 29, 2008 | Associated Press
The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, seemed to strike the United States and Cuba as if on redial, setting at least five weather records for persistence and repeatedly striking the same areas. "It was pretty relentless in a large number of big strikes," said Georgia Institute of Technology atmospheric sciences professor Judith Curry. "We just didn't have the huge monster where a lot of people lost their lives, but we had a lot of damage -- a lot of damage."
NATIONAL
April 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have depleted the equipment inventory of the National Guard, potentially hampering its response to the predicted heavy hurricane season, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Monday. The Florida National Guard has only 53% of the dual-use equipment it once had for responding to a storm or domestic disturbance, a recent analysis by the Government Accountability Office found.
NEWS
September 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
Hurricane Fran roared along at 115 mph Tuesday night and its winds were expected to get even stronger as it aimed to make landfall somewhere in Georgia or South Carolina Thursday night. "Our best guess does have it making landfall anywhere between Savannah and Hilton Head," said James-Lewis Free, a research scientist with the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Fran was forecast to strengthen further into a deadly category 4 hurricane several hours before reaching land late Thursday, Free said.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Brisk wind and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Ophelia moved through this beachside community Wednesday, sending tourists scurrying inland and driving surfers out of the churning Atlantic. The storm could bring bad weather to central and northern Florida over the next few days, forecasters said. The Jacksonville area is one of the few spots in Florida spared any serious damage from the six hurricanes that have hit the state in the last 13 months.
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