August 29, 2008 |
As the political spotlight shifts to the upcoming Republican convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, GOP leaders are closely monitoring the movements of Tropical Storm Gustav, which is approaching hurricane strength as it heads toward the Gulf Coast. Party officials are discussing the possibility of postponing convention proceedings if the threat to New Orleans and other Gulf Coast areas grows. If there is serious damage in the Gulf Coast, images of Republicans partying in Minneapolis-St.
August 28, 2008 |
Workers were being moved off oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and New Orleans was planning for a possible evacuation as Tropical Storm Gustav poured more rain onto Hispaniola island, where 23 people have already died. Forecasters warned that the storm could plow into the Gulf Coast as a major hurricane by Labor Day, anyplace from South Texas to the Florida Panhandle. "We know it's going to head into the Gulf. After that, we're not sure," meteorologist Rebecca Waddington said at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
August 30, 2008 |
Chase Clement threw six touchdown passes, leading Rice to a 56-27 Conference USA victory over Southern Methodist on Friday night at Houston and spoiling the debut of new Mustangs Coach June Jones. Clement completed 24 of 37 passes for 258 yards, helping the Owls overcome an early 13-point deficit. Three of his six touchdown passes went to Jarrett Dillard. Clement also had 87 rushing yards in 13 carries, helping the Owls win their first season-opening conference game since 2001.
August 29, 2008 |
Fear and foreboding gripped this still-mending city Thursday as a potential Category 3 hurricane whirled toward the Gulf Coast on the eve of Hurricane Katrina's three-year anniversary. Tropical Storm Gustav, which was lashing Jamaica after Haitian officials said it had killed 51 people there, was still almost five days away from the Crescent City, according to the National Hurricane Center. Projections varied greatly, putting its path anywhere from the Florida panhandle to southeastern Texas by Tuesday.
September 11, 2002 |
Tropical Storm Gustav grazed the Outer Banks, knocking out power on one of the barrier islands off Cape Hatteras and hurling intermittent rain with 65 mph gusts. Schools were closed in Dare and Currituck counties, but primary elections went ahead as scheduled. A tropical storm warning was in effect from Surf City north to Parramore Island, Va. Gustav is the seventh named storm of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends Nov. 30. None has become a hurricane.
August 26, 1990 |
Drenching rains that produced flooding struck parts of the East and South on Saturday. Thunderstorms swept through Philadelphia and its suburbs, whipping the area with 45 m.p.h. winds, half-inch hail and heavy rainfall near the Delaware border as it moved northward toward New Jersey. The storms were accompanied by lightning, and flooding occurred in poor-drainage areas.