Weather Alert-Gulf Coast and Southeastern U.S.


Potential Tropical Storm Three is currently in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Claudette before making landfall on the central Gulf coast. The storm is projected to bring significant rainfall, gusty winds, and flooding risks starting Friday and continuing over the weekend. Flooding risks will reach inland northeastward effecting Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Georgia and potentially the western parts of North and South Carolina.

The Governor of Louisiana issued a state of emergency Thursday ahead of the approaching storm.




Affected Travelers:

· Natchitoches, LA - Ray Palma

· Atlanta, GA - Capri D’Souza; Melanie Godinez-Cedillo; Daniel Bonomo; Mary Hunter Russell; Sonam Shah; Charlie Hirsch; Roli Enonuya

· Columbus, GA – Hayden Vaughn


Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding along streams, rivers and road ways

  • Storm surge along coasts

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Delayed or rerouted traffic

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work


Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged


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