Officials Consider New Orleans To Orlando Rail ServiceAmtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks.
Up To 20 Inches Of Rain Falls In Florida Panhandle In 24 HoursIn the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and other parts of the Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.
NOAA Forecasters Expect Up To 20 Named Systems This Hurricane SeasonWe're due for a big one, some say.
Fla. AG Files Suit Against BP Over 2010 Spill Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP and Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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