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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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:

POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TEN

Tropical Storm Projected Path

BULLETIN –
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

Situation Summary & Tues. News

FLASH FLOOD WARNING for ASSUMPTION PARISH

– – ’til Thursday evening.  More on river stages – see Monday post (scroll down)

New Situation Summary out.

P.26 –  “…the rate of MEQs appears moderate with 10+ events per 24 hours with a similar number of  VLP events. The rate does not appear to be increasing at this time. Code level remains at 2”

NO MENTION OF HOME BUY-OUTS

DNR has a new Situation Report (April 29 date)

There’s a big meeting tomorrow.

Forgotston has news about the Louisiana Public Records Law.

Strange Sounds – Mystery Booms and Loud Rumbling Noises in South Carolina are Related to Earthquakes – April 26 and 27

Salt Dome tid-bit – in Texas those Aussies are buying up more tracts – Australia-based oil and gas company Titan Energy has further increased its acreage holding on the eastern side of the Allen Dome oil field in Texas, US.