Tropical Update 2012: Isaac Nearly A Hurricane, Major Surge Threat For Gulf Coast

By: hurricaneben , 10:16 PM GMT on August 27, 2012

TS Isaac is finally organizing and starting the strengthening is process, as its winds are now up to 70 MPH with further strengthening expected. It should become a hurricane very soon in the next 12 hours then probably will be a category two hurricane by early Wednesday just prior to a morning/noon landfall in SE Louisiana/S Mississippi coastline where storm surge may be a very major concern for coastal residents in the New Orleans area, an area that does not need any storm surge issues after what happened there during the infamous Katrina catastrophe just seven years ago tomorrow, so definitely an ironic and unfortunately possibly destructive twist to the seven-year anniversary this week. Now thankfully it does not look like the impacts will be as severe as Katrina but still we may see locally major coastal flooding issues same areas that got the brunt of Katrina and not only will there be coastal concerns but inland flooding may be a significant threat to those in central/north LA/MS/AL/NW FL/GA with isolated rainfall amounts possibly nearing 20 inches. South Florida got locally significant flooding overnight in certain areas overnight and rainfall amounts hardly reached one foot so imagine what may happen in low-lying areas, be safe over there. I'll have an update tomorrow on the latest forecast impacts of Isaac.

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