The latest forecast projection on Tropical Storm Harvey has the center of the devastating storm moving across southwest Louisiana tomorrow. John Cangialosi, with the National Hurricane Center, says that means Louisiana is in for a lot more wet weather….
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At this point the heaviest rainfall totals are projected for western Louisiana and the New Orleans metro area.
Flood waters in Lake Charles are rising and rescues have already been conducted. Dick Gremillion with the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says a rain band that came in at around 5 p.m. yesterday caused immediate flooding….
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Gremillion says everyone was successfully rescued.
Today marks the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destrutive landfall in Plaquemines Parish. State Climatolgist Barry Keim says Katrina had a storm surge of 28 feet, the biggest surge ever measured in the western hemisphere. Meanwhile, Keim says Harvey will be known for its torrential rains and flooding….
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Kathleeen Blanco was the governor of Louisiana at the time. Blanco says the days after Katrina were very difficult, but she’ll be ever grateful to those who assisted….
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Katrina killed 15-hundred people in Louisiana and FEMA says Katrina is the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history.