Storm Cristobal slows advance, dropping heavy rains on Louisiana
Sunday, 7 June 2020 Tropical Storm Cristobal on Sunday slowed its advance through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing a coastal storm surge, high winds and rain to southeast Louisiana, where it is expected make landfall later today.
The U.S. national tally of COVID-19 cases stands at more than 2.4 million with nearly 125, 000 deaths. According to Gizmodo, a spike in cases happened when a number of states decided to reopen. Now states like Florida and Texas are reclosing bars or banning the consumption of alcohol at its bars. Kaiser Health News reported that bars in Idaho, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Florida are linked to coronavirus outbreaks.
Barataria Bay is a marshy jewel in the heart of the vast Louisiana bayou. Its unparalleled natural ecosystem was once a hideout for smugglers and malcontents like Jean Lafitte, who ruled the labyrinth of marshlands and estuaries. By the early 20th century, oil and gas had taken over the marshlands, and levees reined in the mighty Mississippi River and redirected it toward the Gulf of Mexico.
The Atlantic hurricane officially began on Monday, and the very next day, Tropical Storm Cristobal spun up in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasts called for this to be a busy season, and according to Gizmodo Earther, it’s clearly off to a roaring start. Warm ocean waters and low wind make an atmosphere ripe for storms. While the quick start doesn’t guarantee the rapid pace of storms will continue, it’s nevertheless a worrying sign in a world full of stress.
Occurred on June 19, 2020 / Corry, Pennsylvania, USA Info from Licensor: "This was during a big storm that passed through our small rural town. I was just recording the heavy rain and flood when out of..