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Cristobal Makes Landfall. So What’s Next? Heavy Rain Still A Big Threat

“A slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall just east of Grand Isle at 5 p.m. Sunday as it moved slowly north at 7 mph, guaranteeing more time for its outer bands to rake the Louisiana coastline with heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds and for its storm surge to push ashore.

At 7 p.m., Cristobal was 35 miles south southeast of New Orleans, still spinning off sustained winds of 50 mph. On that path, the center of the storm would move up Barataria Bay, across the western edge of Lake Pontchartrain just west of Kenner and continue northwest on a line between Livingston and Hammond on Sunday night. By 1 a.m., it would be near Clinton in the northeast part of the state, still as a tropical storm with 45 mph winds.

But real questions remain about what exactly will be happening in Cristobal's low-pressure center as it cuts slightly northwest across the eastern part of Louisiana.”

Mark Schleifstein reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune June 7, 2020.


“Dauphin Island Evacuates Vehicles As Flooding From Tropical Storm Cristobal Intensifies” (Mobile Press-Register)

“Cristobal Slowly Moving North” (Weather Channel)

“Live Updates: Hurricane Season Collides With Covid-19 Pandemic in Louisiana;” (Washington Post)

“Cristobal To Race Along The Mississippi Valley With Flooding Rain, Damaging Winds” (AccuWeather)