Watch the weather, Louisiana – Gulf storm brewing 🌩

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.”

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

 

New Orleans Times Picayune

Tropical system could dump 10 inches of rain on New Orleans region this weekend

Heavy rain also could be problem in Baton Rouge

TS Zeta to strike Gulf Coast on Wed. and maybe a hurricane 🌩

NHC Public Advisory:

” . . . On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will move near or over the northern Yucatan Peninsula or the Yucatan Channel later today or tonight, move over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and Zeta is expected to become a hurricane before it moves near or over the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center.”

NHC Advisory #6 < with MAP

Tropical Storm Zeta may strengthen into hurricane before reaching U.S.

 

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Important message from LEAN on post Hurricane Laura pollution issues

“Aerial photographs from last week, taken by Julie Dermansky for LEAN, show widespread damage, tank failures and the presence of sheens covering waterbodies throughout the area. Flooding and extreme winds caused by Hurricane Laura create the potential for a variety of hazardous substances to be leaked, spilled, and/or washed into the surrounding environment. Residents working to rebuild and recover should be aware of this potential contamination and take appropriate precautions to protect their health and property. “

PHOTOS: Hurricane Laura Aftermath 9/2/20Aerial photographs of the Lake Charles and Cameron area following Hurricane

 

EPA – Hurricane Laura Management Report – August 29, 2020 #6 [PDF]

 

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Laura has turned into a Hurricane and URGENT SURGE WARNING ISSUED 🔺

NHC:

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs Mississippi
* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline 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.
 

Details: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/261742.shtml?

Texas has to watch for a Hurricane, Louisiana has Tropical Storm warning –

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* San Luis Pass Texas to Intracoastal City Louisiana

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Sargent Texas to San Luis Pass
* East of Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Mouth of the
Mississippi River