LOUISIANA (KNNP) – An off-shore buoy captured winds in excess of 85 MPH yesterday off the coast of Louisana. The former tropical storm has officially become a CAT 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Hurricane warnings have been issued for the coast of Louisana, along with storm surge warnings.
After Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana worked with several state and federal agencies to prevent another disaster of flooding. The slow-moving hurricane is expected to bring severe rainfall, which could possibly overtop the levees built near New Orleans.
The governor of Louisana has ordered all flood gates to remain closed and sealed. This is the first time in history. It is a real test to see if the new improvements will secure New Orleans from the flood waters.
Around 3,000 national guardsmen have been deployed to the region to help with flood victims, and take part in rescue/recovery operations if warranted.
President Donald Trump also issued a “state of emergency” for Louisiana, which will move state and federal assistance into the area before, during, and after the storm moves through.
Viewers are urged to check the official NHC website for more details; https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
To view live storm chasers in the region, please visit https://livestormchasing.com/map
Subscribe to post notifications for free!