Louisiana Governor Edwards, New Orleans Mayor Landrieu prepare; Harvey Tropical Storm upgrade expected
According to the National Hurricane Center, “tropical Depression Harvey forms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Harvey is forecast to become a tropical storm later today
and strengthen on appraoch to the central Texas coast by Friday. HEAVY RAIN is expected to be the primary SE/LA S MS impact beginning later this weekend. 5 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts is possible through early next week. Monitor the forecast closely for updates.”
|New Orleans, which is more vulernable to a storm, than usual is under heightened observaton due to recent flooding and pumping outages. However, on Tuesday, Landrieu tweeted, “We are watching systems in/near Gulf very closely and have entire team preparing just in case. No reason to panic”|