Today marks 12 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, and Texans are facing a similar situation now with Harvey. State climatologist Barry Keim says both made landfall as a major hurricane, but Katrina reached Category 5 strength in the Gulf and weakened, while Harvey continued to strengthen until landfall. He says that worsened Katrina’s storm surge..:
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He says Harvey has only moved about 100 miles since last Friday, dumping tons of rain on The Lone Star State and even more to come in Louisiana. The system is back in the Gulf of Mexico with a track that keeps sliding east meaning the Bayou State stays in the mix for tropical storm conditions through the rest of the week. Forecasters say Louisiana could see between 10 and 20 inches of rain in some areas, with higher amounts over western and central Louisiana. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect across much of the state for another several days.
The Cajun Navy is sending rescue teams to Texas to help with the Tropical Storm Harvey response. Halen Doughty has more…:
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LSU’s season opener against BYU will be played in New Orleans Saturday instead of Texas due to flooding from Harvey. There are seven players on the Tiger team from the Houston area, including starting offensive tackle Toby Weathersby. He says he’s trying to not let the troubles at home, affect his preparation for the game..:
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