- Meteorologists forecast heavy rain from Larry in the same places where Hurricane Ida struck just a few days ago.
- Hurricane Larry continues to move toward the east coast of the United States, which it will approach later this week.
- In Louisiana, more than 400,000 homes and businesses were still out of power on Tuesday, nine days after Ida passed over the area.
HURRICANES IN THE ATLANTIC. Meteorologists predict heavy rain and flooding from Larry in the same places where Hurricane Ida struck just a few days ago.
Hurricane Larry continues to move towards the east coast of the United States, which it will approach later this week and where it is expected to generate “potentially deadly” waves. This new system has put the same areas of the country where the deadly Hurricane Ida passed on alert for rains and floods.
They forecast heavy rains because of Larry in places where Ida hit
This Tuesday, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, visited Somerset County, as part of a stop that he will make not only in New Jersey, but also in New York, with the aim of inspecting the damage that Ida caused to the northeast from the country.
“We are living it now. We don’t have any more time, ”Biden said of climate change. “Every part of the country is being hit by extreme weather. We cannot reverse it much, but we can prevent it from getting worse. ”
Stormy weather and its damages
“I hope I can see the things that we are going to be able to fix permanently with the bill that we have for infrastructure,” Biden told reporters before starting his trip. The truth is that there is a lot of work to do.
In Louisiana, for example, more than 400,000 homes and businesses were without power on Tuesday, even nine days after Ida passed over them. And they have not yet ‘escaped’ the danger, because precisely this state, where 12 people died with the passage of Ida, could expect more storms, reported USA Today.
Louisiana again in danger?
Right now, the meteorologists of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States keeps under observation a group of storms that have been registered near the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and that they expected to cross the Gulf of Mexico.
“Unfortunately, it could bring a lot of rain to our already saturated region,” said John Hawkins, vice president of distribution operations for Entergy Louisiana. “If they hit us, this could challenge our restoration.”
First Ida, now Larry
On Wednesday morning, the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York will begin to feel Larry’s closeness and during the day, as the system approaches, they could witness thunderstorms, AccuWeather warned.
“For the first time since the catastrophic flood in Ida, parts of the Northeast will have the potential for more downpours and gusty winds,” AccuWeather meteorologist Dean Devore confirmed of Larry’s proximity.
Rains, rains and more rains
According to forecasts, generalized rains could accumulate half an inch of water and in some cases where thunderstorms occur, they could even reach an inch. The overwhelming thing is that this amount of water adds to what Ida has already left behind.
Hurricane Larry, now Category 3, is approaching dangerously across the Atlantic, although it is not expected to reach the US coast. However, it is expected to bring more rain to the areas hardest hit by Ida and from Wednesday to influence an increase in waves on the beaches from Florida to Maine. The great risk of this climate will be the potential and sudden floods.
Strong surge warning
NHC Hurricane Specialist Brad Reinhart said “these storm surges are likely to cause life-threatening swells and affect current conditions.” Rains, heavy waves and floods: that’s the outlook for the next few days on the US East Coast.
For now, this Tuesday the NHC issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda, because although Larry is expected to turn east of the islands, its winds extend outward up to 185 miles from the center of the hurricane. They forecast heavy rains because of Larry in places where Ida hit.
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