In New Orleans, a state of emergency was announced, and they are preparing for floods and hurricanes in the southern Member States of the United States.
LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans proclaimed a state of emergency on Wednesday evening after the flood of rain in the big city of Louisiana. In New Orleans, which was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, rain has been falling for days, and on Wednesday, more than 250 millimeters of rainfall fell on a quarter of a quarter. Traffic in the city was paralyzed, officials urged people to stay at home, but before that they had to buy enough food and water for at least three days. John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, proclaimed a state of emergency for the entire country. He said at his press conference that they expect 380-400 millimeters of precipitation, and in several major cities in the state, they are preparing for possible rescue work. The governor also warned that the dams of the Mississippi River in New Orleans could cross.
According to meteorological forecasts, a tropical cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and will most likely become a hurricane. The Mississippi River is already flooding and is projected to swell beyond six meters. In the coastal areas of the state of Mississippi, they are also preparing for floods and hurricanes: the inhabitants of the Mississippi River are provided with free sandbags, while the staff of the Federal Disaster Response Office in Biloxi and Gulfport are ready.
Texas governor Greg Abbott announced at a press conference on Wednesday that the state had begun preparing for the hurricane, which is expected to reach the eastern regions of Texas at the end of the week. The National Guard was mobilized and lifeboats were prepared.