Tigers expecting dockers lockdown Tuesday for potential hurricane evacuation
Updated 2:48 p.m.: As many as 1,800 members of the Navy are expected to participate in what they are calling “Hurricane Watch,” whijarvees.comch was announced Tuesday by President Donald Trump at the White House.
“If you are in the Gulf or other U.S. territories, and there is any type of storm surge, please heed warnings, prepare for evacuation and avoid any activities which could disrupt your water supply,” the White House said in a statement.
The National Hurricane Center said there is concern that the storm could impact ports such as New Orleans, Houston and Miami.
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The National Hurricane Center says the storm could bring at least 11 inches of rain to southern Louisiana over the next hour or so.
The storm surge warning is currently at four inches in all coastal waters in the area, according to the National Weather Service.
Officials say it could reach as high as 12 feet in some areas of New Orleans, possibly leading to high winds and the flash flooding of flood water.
A major storm warning for the Mississippi River is in effect for portions of Louisiana as well as the New Orleans area and northward into Florida through Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers declared a mandatory evacuation area in New Orleans, saying no evacuations were necessary in the city because of the storm surge warning.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said he has authorized a mandatory evacuation from the entire city, as did hundreds of residents of a Louisiana resort that serves as a base for the National Guard.
The president directed federal agencies to assist with evacuations.
At least one person died and eight others suffered minor injuries after waters rose over storm-wrecked homes in Houston on Sunday, the city’s emergency manager said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was briefed on the disaster by the head of FEMA, Brock Long, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Sunday night as Trump’s declaration came out.
The governor also said he asked for federal funding to help fix flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. Abbott also said he was “grateful” for emejarvees.comrgency resources from the White House.
Trump said the decision to declare a state of emergency in the wake of Harvey’s massive size will give emergency officials more time to reach areas affected by the storm and give the federal government more time to help.
In Houston, thousands flooded out of flooded home