Louisiana – Watch Out for Hurricane Harvey

HERE IT COMES!

“A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* East of High Island Texas to Grand Isle Louisiana”

“A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,
during the next 12 hours in the indicated locations. For a
depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
instructions from local officials.” . . .

“HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL: Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall
accumulations of 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana and the
adjacent border of eastern Texas northeastward into western Kentucky
through Friday with isolated amounts up to 10 inches. While the
threat of heavy rains has ended in the Houston/Galveston area,
catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue in and
around Houston eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the
week. The expected heavy rains spreading northeastward from
Louisiana into western Kentucky may also lead to flash flooding and
increased river and small stream flooding. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVELIN THE AFFECTED AREA IF YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE. DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Please see warnings and products issued by your
local National Weather Service office for additional information on
this life-threatening situation.”

WAFB.COM has current information for the Baton Rouge area plus radar etc.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH for:

Amite, MS
Ascension, LA
Assumption, LA
East Baton Rouge, LA
East Feliciana, LA
Iberville, LA
Lawrence, MS
Livingston, LA
Northern Tangipahoa, LA
Pike, MS
Pointe Coupee, LA
St. Helena, LA
St. John The Baptist, LA
Upper Lafourche, LA
Upper St. Martin, LA
West Baton Rouge, LA
West Feliciana, LA
Wilkinson, MS

New Orleans/Baton Rouge Outlook – NWS

TORNADO, SURGE, WIND ETC. WARNINGS IN EFFECT WAFB

WAFB  Twitter feed – for mobile phones

Gulf satellite view

WAFB – Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land < has VIDEO

River stages – ALL     Mississippi at Donaldsonville

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24 thoughts on “Louisiana – Watch Out for Hurricane Harvey

  1. Arkema chemical plant:
    Residents near Texas chemical plant evacuated over explosion risk
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-arkema-idUSKCN1B92J9?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563

    Williams Cos. says its pipeline was source of chemical leak during Harvey
    http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Williams-Cos-claims-pipeline-that-caused-12123985.php

    La Porte chemical leak forces shelter in place
    http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/La-Porte-chemical-leak-forces-shelter-in-place-12096977.php

    • They all start out that way. There have been a whole slew this year that just petered out. It will be a week before you can see if it is gaining strength or winging down.

  2. Arkema chemical plant is ABOUT TO BLOW.
    They make organic peroxide and the stuff has to refrigerated but there’s no power.
    It is in Crosby, Texas…. KHOU is covering it –

    Arkema Americas’ Crosby, Texas chemical production facility is on a trajectory where it is no longer possible to prevent contents and materials at the plant from igniting or exploding, CEO Richard Rowe told reporters.
    https://sputniknews.com/news/201708301056937334-fire-explosion-chemical-plant-ceo/

  3. Pingback: Texas – Chemical Plant Timebomb | The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle

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