Tropical Storm Turns Toward Gulf States

Landfall could come this weekend.

Some states along the Gulf Coast are preparing for Tropical Storm Cristobal that could bring storm surge and flooding.

The storm, which has set a record for the earliest third-named storm in the Atlantic, is forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast sometime this weekend. When measured near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the storm was packing winds of 40 mph and heading north.

The National Weather Service has issued tropical storm warnings for parts of coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Tropical storm-force winds are expected to hit the Gulf Coast Saturday evening and continue into Sunday. Some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi are forecast to get between 5 and 10 inches of rain, according to the Hurricane Center model.

“It looks like flooding will be the greatest threat from the storm and could occur over a wide area from Texas to Florida,” a CNN meteorologist said. “It could produce widespread heavy rain associated directly from the storm and from a lot of tropical moisture that is already funneling into places like Florida.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For people along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. to be prepared for Tropical Storm Cristobal.
  • That flooding would be minimal and people kept safe from personal danger and loss of property.

Sources: CNN, Washington Examiner


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