Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says President Trump has approved a request to declare a state of emergency for Louisiana as the state braces for possible flooding from Harvey.
TROPICAL Storm Harvey made an unwelcome return to a devastated region — this time hitting Louisiana, a state that was ravaged by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
The relentless storm made landfall just west of the town of Cameron, according to the National Hurricane Center said, with “flooding rains” drenching parts of southeastern Texas and neighbouring southwestern Louisiana.
Harvey is expected to produce as much as 25 more centimetres of rain to an area about 128 kilometres east of the paralysed city of Houston as well as western Louisiana.
It is projected to weaken into a tropic depression by Wednesday night as it slogs inland to the northeast, the National Hurricane Center said. Arkansas, Tennessee and parts of Missouri are on alert for Harvey flooding in the next couple of days.
“Once we get this thing inland during the day, it’s the end of the beginning,” said National Hurricane Center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen. “Texas is going to get a chance to finally dry out as this system pulls out.”
But Feltgen cautioned: “We’re not done with this. There’s still an awful lot of real estate and a lot of people who are going to feel the impacts of the storm.”
Low-lying New Orleans was still bracing for…
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