Gulf Coast Facing Rain and Flooding

Storm expected to hit late Friday, early Saturday, could become hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center has warned residents in the Gulf Coast states to expect heavy rain and flooding this weekend as a severe storm system moves into the region. Potential Tropical Cyclone 3, as they are referring to the system, is expected to affect parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, bringing heavy subtropical rain, wind, tornadoes, and storm surges.

The heaviest rain could cause flash flooding in southeast Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. Meteorologists estimate up to a foot of rain for some locations. Further inland, rainfall could reach up to 3 to 5 inches — even 7 in some areas. As the storm moves inland, Alabama, Georgia, and the western Carolinas could experience heavy rain on Sunday. Virginia and the eastern Carolinas may also see rain Monday.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For those who are in the pathway of the subtropical storm to be prepared and remain safe.
  • For governors and other state officials as they keep a close eye on the coming storm, declaring emergencies as necessary.
  • For emergency and first responders as they prepare to assist people caught in the storm.

Sources: Weather Channel, Washington Examiner


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