Louisiana – Watch Out for Hurricane Harvey


“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.” . . .


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

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.


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


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


Tracking Hurricane Harvey Path Enroute to Louisiana

NOAA projection for Hurricane Harvey

These parishes have a FLASH FLOOD WARNING:
Assumption, LA
Iberville, LA
Pointe Coupee, LA
Upper Lafourche, LA
Upper St. Martin, LA

The AdvocateHow much rain will New Orleans, Baton Rouge see from Harvey? Here’s latest projection [GRAPHIC]

“Overall, rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in southeast Louisiana over the coming days from rain associated with Harvey, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.”

Nat’l Hurricane Center“Harvey is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 15 inches farther south into the middle Texas coast and farther east across south-central Louisiana. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected in southeast Louisiana.


National Hurricane Center PROJECTED WIND SPEEDS

Another big storm is forming off the Georgia coast:


Tropical Storm Projected Path

Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Advisory Number 4
NWS National Hurricane Center,  Miami FL


If you expect a long power outage – try this –
put a quarter on a frozen cup of water before a hurricane
it could save you from food poisoning.
When you return if the quarter is still on top the contents of the freezer have remained frozen (safe) … but if it sinks it means the food in the freezer has thawed and refrozen and is unsafe to eat.

More will go into comments here – FC

Hurricane Harvey Targets South Texas Nuclear Power Station With High Dam Failure Vulnerability < UPDATED

Mining Awareness +

Hurricane Harvey Updates here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Hurricane Harvey’s forecast track targets a two reactor nuclear power station called the South Texas Project (STP). An internal US NRC memo leaked to the public (see below) classified it as being High on Dam Hazard Vulnerability due to the cooling pond, though they probably mean the Main Cooling Reservoir. There is-was a proposal for two more reactors at the site (STP 3 and 4). Information on the proposed reactors includes some relevant information on the site: “The STP 3 & 4 site is located 10.5 miles inland from Matagorda Bay and 16.9 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. It is approximately 75 miles from the Continental Shelf. The shoreline of Matagorda Peninsula along the Gulf of Mexico changes constantly, retreating landward or advancing seaward as the result of a combination of hydrologic and meteorological processes, climatic factors as well as engineering…

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Cat 3 Hurricane Harvey Bearing Down on Texas <<< Urgent WARNINGS on Surge

If it veers right it will hit Louisiana coast –

CNN REPORT – Tropical Storm Harvey projected to become Category 3 hurricane < has video

NHC says Harvey quickly strengthening, to be a major hurricane


WAFB is covering it with updates – Hurricane page

WAFB – Sandbags available in advance of potential flooding < will probably get updated

Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas, could cause catastrophic damage

“An incredible amount of rain, exceeding 20 inches in some areas, is likely as the storm is predicted to stall and unload torrential downpours for four to six straight days.”

” . . . Areas from the Texas-Louisiana border up to Corpus Christi may see 12 to 20 inches of rain, with some locations seeing well over two feet. A few models forecast up to four feet of rain in isolated locations, so the potential exists for a flood event of historic proportions. But it is impossible to pinpoint exactly where the heaviest rain will fall.”

” The Hurricane Center currently predicts 6 to 10 feet of water – above normally dry land – inundating coastal areas immediately to the east and north of the landfall location. That amount is based on the assumption that Harvey makes landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. But the surge could be even higher (or lower) if the storm is stronger (or weaker) and will be adjusted as the forecast evolves. It is critical that affected residents heed evacuation orders.

It looks really big – graphic view

Sinkhole is 8 o’clock from Lake Pontchatrain

We will be watching electric power supply to the area nuke plants during this storm.


2013 story – Is the Gulf of Mexico Now Spawning Hurricanes? UPDATED

Biggest Dead Zone Ever in Gulf of Mexico Now

RSOE Report –

“A recent expedition to the Gulf of Mexico has yielded the largest ‘dead zone’ ever recorded in the area. Measuring 8,776 square miles, this massive patch of oxygen depleted water is wreaking havoc on the Gulf’s marine life – a consequence of unchecked agricultural runoff pouring down from the Mississippi River. Dead zones appear in the Gulf every summer, and the typical size is around 5,800 square miles. Back in 2002, scientists detected an unusually large dead zone stretching for 8,497 square miles, but this new one, detected just last week, is now the largest ever recorded. At a whopping 8,776 square miles (22,730 sq km), it’s 4.6 times larger than the target size set by the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. In the words of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, this finding shows that “nutrient pollution, primarily from agriculture and developed land runoff in the Mississippi River watershed is continuing to affect the nation’s coastal resources and habitats in the Gulf.” Hypoxia is a fancy term for low oxygen, and it’s primarily a problem for estuaries and coastal waters . . . . “  (more)


NEWS – see COMMENTS here

A VZ tanker loaded with 1 million barrels of heavy crude is stuck off LA coast

Zero Hedge – A Venezuelan Tanker Is Stranded Off The Louisiana Coast

“A tanker loaded with 1 million barrels of Venezuelan heavy crude has been stranded for over a month off the coast of Louisiana, not because it can’t sail but as a result of Venezuela’s imploding economy, and its inability to obtain a bank letter of credit to deliver its expensive cargo. . . . “

On Offshore Fracking in the Gulf of Mexico

While the spotlight was on offshore drilling, fracking quietly made its way into our oceans

” . . .  it has come to light that the oil industry is conducting offshore fracking in the Gulf, which is even more dangerous than conventional oil drilling, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.”