September 18, 2017

Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas a category 4 hurricane, the first since 2005 to make landfall in the US. But Harvey's impact was just beginning. 

August 11, 2017

Hurricane Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season at the same time that NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued its updated 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.

August 27, 2015

For three days in 2005, flooding from Hurricane Katrina cut off the only road to Port Fourchon. Officials had to decide: did the risk of future flooding justify the cost of raising the roadway out of the Gulf's rising waters?

November 29, 2012

At the edge of southern Louisiana sits Port Fourchon—the hub through which 20 percent of our nation’s oil and gas supplies are distributed to the rest of the country. The only road leading to and from this major port is the Louisana-1 Highway. A drive down the LA-1 through a vulnerable but vibrant coastal landscape shows what is at stake if ‘America’s longest main street’ fails to stay above water.

To support efforts to protect fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that NOAA has issued awards totaling of $16.7 million from its RESTORE Act Science...