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.
· 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
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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