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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010, killed 11 people and resulted in the nation's largest offshore oil spill.
July 2, 2015 The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.
The National Hurricane Center introduced a new storm surge forecast map this year. This map, centered on New Orleans, is a prototype.
June 1, 2015 Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.
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A boat collects oil that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 near New Orleans.
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April 20, 2015 The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.
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Here comes TD 13.
NOAA GOES-13 satellite/AP
September 2, 2011 While hundreds of thousands of people are still working to recover from last weekend's major weather event (Hurricane Irene) residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and neighboring states are preparing for a tropical storm.
July 12, 2011 Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, in an attempt to force open the books at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
June 21, 2010 Lee Hill, of NPR's Tell Me More, offers a slide show of images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ted Jackson depicting very different disasters along the Gulf Coast.
May 3, 2010 Gulf Coast residents fear the worst as oil spreads throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
September 8, 2008 Hurricane season has been relentless this year -- we'll check in with the latest victims of Hurricane Ike.
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September 1, 2008 Hurricane Gustav's battering the Gulf Coast. A full update from the region.
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