These parishes have a FLASH FLOOD WARNING:
Pointe Coupee, LA
Upper Lafourche, LA
Upper St. Martin, LA
The Advocate – How 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:
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Advisory Number 4
NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami FL
DISTURBANCE COULD BECOME A TROPICAL CYCLONE LATER TODAY OR TUESDAY
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
“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
” . . . 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.”
” ….. a sinkhole spontaneously appeared in the city’s downtown, swallowing a car that had been parked street side.
And even more concerning, city officials say they have no idea how it happened….”
LINK – https://youtu.be/67NhqGC-5tU
LINK – https://youtu.be/e2B-6UOVBXg
“A 70-year-old woman lost parts of her hand and arm after contracting a flesh eating bacteria while fishing with her husband off of Alabama’s Gulf Coast last week.
The woman, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, first became ill after she reached into a bucket of live shrimp bait and pricked the back of her hand. . . . “
There’s more than one . . . The Watchers – New giant craters explode on Yamal Peninsula, Russia
East Baton Rouge FLOOD WARNING
WAFB Weather page with radar etc.
The Watchers – Gulf Coast prepares for flooding rains, strong winds, rip currents and high surf
“The system is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding, gusty winds, rip currents, high surf as well as some coastal flooding.”