Press "Enter" to skip to content

Evacuations Ordered on Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nears – GOVERNMENT SLAVES

Local officials mandated evacuations Thursday morning in low-lying areas surrounding New Orleans after a system in the Gulf of Mexico, which has since been upgraded to a tropical storm, dumped up to 8 inches of rain on the coastal city in just three hours the day before.

The National Hurricane Center predicted that the slow-moving Tropical Storm Barry could become a hurricane by Friday, warning that the biggest danger from the storm was not the wind but sustained heavy rain. It is expected to make landfall on Saturday morning.

“The slow movement of this system will result in a long duration heavy rainfall threat along the central Gulf Coast and inland through the lower Mississippi Valley through the weekend and potentially into next week,” the center said Wednesday.

The Mississippi River is also a factor in the mandatory evacuation order, due to the fact that it is already higher than usual.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

Specify a Disqus shortname at Social Comments options page in admin panel
Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.