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Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf oil spill

Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill that appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida have identified the apparent source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and broken open. Talos Energy, the Houston-based company currently paying for the cleanup, said in a statement issued Sunday […]

oil spill after Ida

Cleanup boats on scene of large Gulf oil spill following Ida

The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday that cleanup crews are responding to a sizable oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida. The spill, which is ongoing, appears to be coming from a source underwater at an offshore drilling lease about two miles (three kilometers) south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The reported location […]

At least 8 deaths as Hurricane Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

At least eight deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency early Thursday and the storm carried into New England with threats of more tornadoes. Police in New York City reported seven deaths, […]

Apparent alligator attack after Hurricane Ida leaves Louisiana man missing

An elderly Slidell man was apparently attacked by an alligator after Hurricane Ida and hasn’t been seen since, CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV reports. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies said the 71-year-old was in his shed mid-day Monday when, his wife told them, she heard a commotion. Their home is near Lake Pontchartrain and the shed reportedly […]

Post-Ida highway collapse kills 2, injures up to 10 others

Two people are dead and as many as 10 others injured after a section of highway collapsed west of Lucedale, Mississippi, late Monday night, CBS Mobile, Alabama affiliate WKRG-TV reports. The collapse was caused by torrential rain, presumably from one-time Hurricane Ida, the Biloxi, Mississippi Highway Patrol told CBS News. Troopers said both lanes of […]

As Ida leaves Gulf, analysts foresee modest economic damage

With more than 1 million customers in Louisiana and Mississippi having lost power, Hurricane Ida is sure to take a toll on the energy, chemical and shipping industries that have major hubs along the Gulf Coast. But the impact on the overall U.S. economy will likely be modest so long as damage estimates don’t rise […]

Ida: Exclamation point on record onslaught of US landfalls

In the past two years, hurricanes have been brewing, strengthening and hitting the United States at a record pace, and Ida will likely go down as one of the nastiest of a dangerous bunch. While not quite record-setting, Ida is among some of strongest and fastest intensifying storms in more than 150 years of hurricane […]

New Orleans power outage

Ida downs New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana

Hurricane Ida knocked out power to all of New Orleans and inundated coastal Louisiana communities on a deadly path through the Gulf Coast that was still unfolding Monday, promising more destruction. The heavy rain and storm surge has already had a catastrophic impact along the southeast coast of Louisiana, and life-threatening floods along rivers was […]

Booths at Cape Coral Farmer’s Market destroyed by Ida’s outer bands

As Hurricane Ida made its way past Southwest Florida on Saturday, it still left behind some damage. More than 60 vendor booths at the Cape Coral Farmer’s Market were destroyed. Some business owners say this is the worst damage they’ve ever seen. While vendors have managed to clean up some of what Hurricane Ida’s outer […]