It’s the peak of hurricane season and even a Tropical Storm can leave a big impact. And earthquakes are getting more frequent and bigger, how fast is the earth changing?
Friday Sept 2, 2011 a 7.1 earthquake hits of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, scientists were waiting for a Tsunami after such a quake, but it didn’t happen. Earlier in June of this year a 7.2 earthquake hit in the same region, and there was a short tsunami warning issued then also.
Tropical Storm Lee cames ashore into New Orleans Sept. 3rd dropping alot of rain, but the residence say it’s ‘nothing’ compare to Katrina. So far the water is expected to only rise 4-5 feet, which will flood the streets but not the homes. Over 35,000 residence are without power, and the levies are holding strong. There were tornado warnings issued for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi last night, Tropical Storm Lee is moving northward into the state.
Southern Louisiana needed the rain, it was in the drought heat as like Texas, but that much rain that fast won’t allow the water to absorb into the ground. So right now the streets will be flooded for a day or two, before the water goes down. As of today Sept 3, 2011 over half of the residents power has been restored and it won’t be long before everything is back up and running. Unlike Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee didn’t move as slowly which would have created alot more flooding. Other states like Mississippi reported up to 10 inches of rain, and some parts of Highway 90 were reported to have beach sand across the roads.
The next storm coming is Katia (would have been named Katrina) has become hurricane strength twice, but as of this morning has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Her path prediction is going to stay north of the Bahama which will put her miles off shore of the United States coastline. They aren’t sure if she will brush the coastline near the North Carolina outer shores, or if she’ll just turn northward and then make that turn to go back out to sea. As of right now Katia is no threat to any coastline in the Bahamas or the United States.