Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, flooding to US Gulf Coast | Weather News
The floodwaters had already begun on Friday night with reports of rising water levels in the roads and damaged vehicles.
Tropical Storm Claudette set sail along the US Gulf Coast Saturday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and flooding along the coast including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 4am (08:00 GMT) that the storm was 45 miles (75km) southwest of New Orleans with a strong 45mph (75km / h) storm.
The floodwaters had already begun on Friday night with reports of rising water levels in the roads and damaged vehicles. Flood warnings were on the coast while flooding was within the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and central and northern Georgia.
Here are the key messages of Trud Storm Claudette early Saturday morning. The latest ideas for NHC are https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB and your predictions for the time are at https://t.co/SiZo8ohZMN pic.twitter.com/eBc6pqw08J
– National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) June 19, 2021
The hurricane, which is moving north of the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to drop everywhere from 13cm to 25cm (25cm) rainfall along Gulf Coast regions and 38 cm (38cm) in remote areas, according to forecasts at the National Hurricane Center.
In Louisiana, the threat comes a month after a typhoon and floods claimed five lives, with some government areas continuing to slowly recover from the 2020 dictatorship. stormy weather.
These included Tropical Storm Cristobal which opened last June, hurricanes Laura and Delta that ravaged southwestern Louisiana, Storm Zeta They cut down trees and pumped power for days to New Orleans in October.
Mexico, which is experiencing a hurricane in the Gulf, was also threatened by a hurricane in the Pacific.
Tropical Storm Dolores were created Friday with a expected collapse off the west coast midway Saturday evening, probably near a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.