Texas and Houston area be get the worst of it …
LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iujcIkODCZU
“Across the rest of southeast Texas into southwest Louisiana rainfall of 5 to 10 inches is expected. This rainfall may produce areas of considerable flash and urban flooding, especially in highly urbanized metropolitan areas. Additionally, there is the potential for isolated minor to moderate river flooding.”
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The Yazoo Herald –
“WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a nuclear power plant 25 miles west of New Orleans has declared an “unusual event″ — its lowest level of emergency — after the facility lost offsite electrical power.
The Waterford nuclear plant in Killona, La., had shut down protectively on Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. The plant has maintained safe shutdown conditions with power from emergency diesel generators, the nuclear agency said.
On Sunday night, grid operators requested that the River Bend nuclear power plant in St. Francisville, Louisiana, reduce power because of load demands. The plant is stable and operating at 35 percent power with no significant equipment issues reported, officials said.
The Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson, Mississippi, is operating at full power with no significant weather-related issues expected from Ida. No significant flooding has been reported at any of the sites. . . “
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They downplay the impact of loss of power. Fukushima nuke plants all melted down when the backup power failed. Emergency power generation at nuke plants works just for hours.
More here later . . .
The tropical storm will be a hurricane soon.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Cameron, Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border
* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans
“Steady to rapid strengthening is expected when Ida moves over the southeastern and central Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, and Ida is expected to be a major hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf coast.“
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Remember to get your car to high ground. And gas up as gas pumps don’t work when electricity is off. And get away from the coast if you can.
This may become a CAT 4
LINK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeTSa8O1i2I
” … the one discovered on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico “is approximately 6,334 square miles…”
NHC Report –
” Heavy rains should also begin to affect portions of the northern Gulf Coast on
Friday. Please consult products from your local meteorological
service for more information.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.”
New Orleans Times Picayune –
Heavy rain also could be problem in Baton Rouge