A collection of article with relevant info on this topic…. isn’t that the theme for today’s posts? I think the newest are at the bottom of the list…
- Holiday travel, gas prices are up, up, away, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. 07/01/05… “Pack your patience if you’re hitting the highway this holiday weekend because eight out of every 10 travelers will drive… Expect a record number of fellow travelers as well as higher prices for gasoline compared to a year ago.“
- AAA: Texas Gas Prices Remain At Near-Record Levels, reported by Click2Houston.com. “The weekly AAA Texas gas price survey released Friday finds the average price of regular unleaded self-serve vitually unchanged at almost $2.13 per gallon. That’s about a nickel short of the record price and up about 31 cents from last year.“
- Storm drives crude rally — As Cindy hits the Gulf Coast, analyst says hurricane season anxiety is factor, reported by the Houston Chronicle. “Tropical Storm Cindy isn’t expected to significantly disrupt supply or do any damage, but general anxiety about the hurricane season is still ‘causing a little bit of pressure in the market,’ said oil analyst Carl Larry at Barclays Capital in New York.“
weather, hurricanes and our good luck so far
- Troubling trend of ozone alerts, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11.
- Increased Hurricane Activity Expected For Years, reported by Click2Houston.com. “Forecasters are predicting that 13 named storms and seven hurricanes this year could threaten the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.“
- Tropical storm watch issued for Louisiana coast, reported by the Houston Chronicle.
- Tropical Storm Cindy moves ashore – Tropical Storm Dennis forms in Caribbean, reported by the Houston Chronicle.
- Cindy knocks out power to 300,000 — Storm dumps heavy rain along Gulf Coast, reported by the Houston Chronicle.
- Dennis roars into Cuba, killing 10, reported by the Houston Chronicle. “The powerful storm headed toward a U.S. landfall, prompting thousands to flee the Florida Keys.“
- Thousands evacuate as Dennis nears Florida, reported by the Houston Chronicle.
- Make room for Dennis, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. “Hurricane Dennis may not come anywhere near Houston, but the city’s already feeling some effects from the storm… Some hotels are already reporting a spike in reservations from hurricane evacuees fleeing the storm.“
- Dennis now ‘extremely dangerous’, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. “Forecasters warned residents from Florida to Louisiana to be ready this weekend for Dennis, with top winds already at 135 mph. The Category 4 storm was projected to hit the Gulf Coast by Sunday and the National Hurricane Center warned Dennis had become “an extremely dangerous” storm.“
- Nine Months After Hurricane, Florida Gets Baby Boom, reported by Click2Houston.com. “We’re finding out what people do after a hurricane — nine months later…”
- Southeast Texas Enters Critically Dry Stage, reported by Click2Houston.com. “Parts of Texas have entered critically dry stages and various crops are beginning to suffer, Texas Cooperative Extension reports.“
- Summer’s here, so are water main breaks, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11.
- Despite drought, Houston’s water supply plentiful, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11.
- Water safe to drink again on Bolivar Peninsula, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. “Officials had been asking residents to boil water before drinking it to kill harmful bacteria.“
- Houston Chronicle links expire after a couple of days. Articles are archived after a few days. If you want to access these articles after that, you either have to be a subscriber or go to the Houston Public Library and access the database using your Library Power Card.
- KHOU CBS Channel 11 requires a registrationn.
(…reprint from stories from a Houston life…)