Tropical storm warning issued for northern Gulf Coast

Enlarge this image

Enlarge this image

Flooding had already begun on Friday night, with local media reporting high water over roads, stranded vehicles and water rescues; flood warnings and watches were in effect in addition to a widespread tropical storm warning. The warning also includes Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans to the west.

If PTC#3 gets a more defined and focused center of circulation prior to landfall it will become a tropical storm, if so its name will be "Claudette".

The U.S. National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three, which is located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

On the forecast track, the system will make landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast tonight or early Saturday.

The system was sporting 45 miles per hour winds and was moving to the north near 16 miles per hour.

Enlarge this image
Enlarge this image

The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline, the hurricane center said.

Rainfall totals of 4-8 inches (10-20 centimeters) with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches (30 centimeters) are possible beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend from the Central Gulf Coast northeastward into the Southern Appalachians.

Almost 6 million people are under a tropical storm warning from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and New Orleans.

After Claudette, which would be the third named storm of the year, the next named storm to form would be Danny.

The NHC noted that a National Ocean Service station on Petit Bois Island, Miss. had recently recorded maximum winds of 39 miles per hour with a gust to 46 miles per hour.

G7 to develop rival scheme to China's belt and road initiative
The Communist Party has denied the allegations. "This is not just about confronting or taking on China", the official said. China also is expected to be on the agenda at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, USA officials said.

Recommended News

  • Ontario reports less than 300 new COVID-19 cases

    Ontario reports less than 300 new COVID-19 cases

    Joseph's Care Group have received at least one vaccine , while the figure is 70 per cent among staff at Pioneer Ridge. Hospitalizations are down more than 100 since one week ago and ICU numbers have dropped almost 100 in the last week.
    US CDC classifies Delta variant as ‘variant of concern’

    US CDC classifies Delta variant as ‘variant of concern’

    The Delta variant has been attributed to the rapid outbreak in the small population of Labuan with fewer than 100,000 residents. Moreover, the scientific analysis now in Public Health England journal found no deaths among the vaccinated who were studied.
    More than dozen injured in downtown Austin shooting

    More than dozen injured in downtown Austin shooting

    Chacon says 11 of the 13 victims were in stable condition and 2 were in critical condition. The "large crime scene" was blocked off following the incident to begin the investigation.
  • Australia complains to China over tariffs on Australian wines

    Australia complains to China over tariffs on Australian wines

    Australia has already taken action at the WTO over barley tariffs of more than 80% that China imposed previous year . China accuses Australia of a trade practice called dumping, which is illegal in global trade law.
    Pulitzer Board honors teen who took video of George Floyd murder

    Pulitzer Board honors teen who took video of George Floyd murder

    Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. The Pulitzer Prizes recognize some of the year's most important journalism.
    Putin-Biden Summit Will be Held at Geneva's Villa La Grange

    Putin-Biden Summit Will be Held at Geneva's Villa La Grange

    For weeks, the White House has painted the meeting as a chance for Biden to issue stern warnings to Putin on a number of matters. He will then fly to Geneva to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin .
  • Alberta moves to Stage 3 of reopening plan on Canada Day

    Alberta moves to Stage 3 of reopening plan on Canada Day

    Premier Jason Kenney says 70.2 per cent of Albertans aged 12 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Health Minister Tyler Shandro joined Kenney for the announcement and to help unveil a sign declaring Alberta "Open for Summer".
    New Cases, No Deaths Tuesday; Case Counts Lowest Since March 2020

    New Cases, No Deaths Tuesday; Case Counts Lowest Since March 2020

    These numbers are driving the ongoing B.C. restart plan, with all restrictions expected to be lifted in the fall. The province is still giving out first doses as well, including to youths between the ages of 12 and 17.
    Rep. Omar's Remarks Cause Uproar Among Democrats

    Rep. Omar's Remarks Cause Uproar Among Democrats

    Hamas, the Gaza-based terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, released a statement Friday thanking Rep. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.
  • Australia says AstraZeneca vaccine only for people 60 and older

    Australia says AstraZeneca vaccine only for people 60 and older

    AstraZeneca said that 1,121 unvaccinated adults had been exposed to an infected person as part of the trial. He said the government would move immediately to open Pfizer vaccines to anyone aged between 40 and 59.
    As death rate slows, USA  exceeds 600000 COVID-19 fatalities

    As death rate slows, USA exceeds 600000 COVID-19 fatalities

    By comparison, it took just over one month for the USA death toll to surge from 400 ,000 to 500,000 this past winter. The United States has racked up by far the largest death toll of the pandemic, ahead of Brazil and India.
    Queen Elizabeth II hosts Bidens at Windsor Castle

    Queen Elizabeth II hosts Bidens at Windsor Castle

    It was perhaps a bittersweet moment, the first such ceremony since the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in April. She has since met all 14 elected U.S. leaders during her 69 years on the throne, except for Lyndon B Johnson.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.