As Tropical Storm Ernesto inches toward the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center is keeping their eye on two new disturbances. One is off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic. The other system is off the coast of Africa.
Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and to review preliminary precautions.
Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed just east of the Windward Islands. Current sustained winds are 52 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. The projected path is west at 22 mph entering the Caribbean Sea as a tropical storm by tomorrow.
In advance of a predicted, near-normal season, state officials came together today for a midseason review of their hurricane preparedness plans and coordination with other agencies. They encouraged residents to prepare now, while the
A heat advisory has been issued for Monday, July 30, which means that the heat index will be over 108 degrees for more than four hours of the day. For those working outdoors, that creates the potential for a dangerous medical issue.
Storm surges, which occur as sea water is pushed up against a shoreline by hurricane winds, are often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. The Gulf of Mexico coastline is especially vulnerable to storm surge disasters.