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09 Jul 2019 | 02:10 AM UTC

US: Tropical depression forecast to form in Gulf of Mexico

United States of America News Alert

Meteorologists predict formation of tropical depression in Gulf of Mexico by July 12; severe weather likely to affect Texas and Louisiana state coasts

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/9/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Texas, Louisiana

Event

As of Monday, July 8, the US National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting the formation of a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. According to meteorologists, there is an 80 percent chance of formation by Saturday, July 13. The low-pressure system is expected to strengthen as it moves slowly westward from the Florida panhandle region and bring heavy rain to the coasts of east Texas state and Louisiana state. Flooding and associated disruptions are possible.

Advice

Individuals in Texas and Louisiana states are advised to monitor local weather reports, update hurricane preparedness plans, anticipate heavy rain, flooding, and associated disruptions to power, telecommunications, and transportation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous.

 

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