Friday, April 29, 2011
Mississippi's and Louisiana's governors announced flood warnings said on Thursday and declared states of emergency. The authorities along the river in both states are warning residents to brace for the possibility of floods and thunderstorms that caused widespread damage in several southern U.S. states in recent days.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency expects the river to reach its flood stage this weekend and continue to rise over the coming two weeks. River boat casinos in Mississippi are closed and levee managers are readying sand bags to fight the rising river along hundreds of levees in both states where the river crosses en route to the Gulf of Mexico. Barbour said during a news conference that this is one disaster we can prepare for ahead of time.
The floods would be the most recent natural disaster to hit the U.S. Southeast, already they are affected by tornadoes and violent storms that killed more than 280 people this week, including at least 32 in Mississippi. The Mississippi River is predicted to rise almost 3 feet higher than it did during severe flooding in 2008, when local levees failed after months of rain and many homes were ruined by water damage.
The river is forecast to hit the highest point at 53.5 feet on May 18 at Vicksburg. That is the uppermost river stage recorded at Vicksburg since the catastrophic flooding of 1927 when the river reached 56.6 feet and would have kept on rising if levees hadn't given way, causing enormous flooding and killing hundreds. After that calamity, the nation undertook an aggressive $13 billion plan to build levees and flood ways that would avert such a scale of flooding again. Barbour said residents should review their flood insurance policies with their insurance agents and move important property to safer locations.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
In recent weeks, the southern states of U.S. were affected by floods and tornadoes but the most horrible is not yet over. We came to know about by reports that more storms are direction into the areas of mid-South and Ohio valley area. The storms had previously killed at least ten people and damaged hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property in the southern area.
Tornado warnings are given to the nearby states as the threat of another tornado hitting is still a big possibility. Floods also caused a big problem in the area. Due to rain and heavy snowmelt have caused the water levels to rise in several areas. There are more possibilities to water levels rise and cause dangerous to areas near rivers where the water levels flow into land and the soil gets saturated. There have already been levees breached in the areas in south Missouri. More than 1,000 people have already been shifted to saver areas by authorities for fear of flash floods.
Ten people were died in Arkansas by last week’s storm and floods, and there are lots of injured people left on the wake of the disasters. 10,000 more are enforced to relocate to safer areas because lots of damage caused by the storm. Some of the towns and cities are still in danger of being hit again by tornadoes so many people are still not permitted to go back home. Rescue operations and recovery was just being set up in affected areas. In Tennessee and the surrounding states, several school systems were closed because of heavy destruction caused by storm and trees, other debris were blocking the roadways in many areas. Flood warnings were still in effect along many states that are near rivers and full alert in most of the southern states.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The sunshine and showers at present continue the past. The chances for thunderstorms are 80%. So this afternoon we can look thunderstorms because chances are more that may prolong at least till midnight. Some of these thunderstorms could be severe, producing heavy rain and wind.
Due to Monday’s heavy rain, a Flood Warning has been reported by the National Weather Service for the Grand River in Lake County. This stream’s stage is currently 7.3 feet with flood stage being 8.0 feet.
People expect The Grand River will again rise above flood stage and the rain will continue till Thursday afternoon where it might reach 8.5 feet, according to the Weather Service. Leroy-Perry Township line was closed briefly overnight, but it reopened about 6 a.m.
Today’s high temperature may reach 80-degree with tonight’s low in the mid-50s.Weather report says Wednesday’s high will be in the low-70s, even though there will be a 90% chance of rain and thundershowers, especially after 1 p.m. And probably rain will continue through Friday when mostly dark skies and cooler temperatures are expected to take over.
However, the breezy conditions will continue. Saturday should see mostly sunny conditions along with temperatures in the mid-60s before a chance of rain and somewhat cooler temperatures reappear starting Sunday.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Labels: chennai weather report