Alex, the first named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has moved into the Gulf of Mexico. Experts think there are good chances the storm could turn into a hurricane as it moves over the Gulf’s warm waters. The Associated Press states, “…the storm’s direction is not on track to hit the BP oil spill on the northeastern end of the Gulf. Maximum sustained winds Sunday night were 45 mph.”
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Hurricane Ida is fiercely making her way through the Caribbean and is headed towards the Gulf Coast. The state of Louisiana has already declared a state of emergency as Ida is expected to make landfall within the next 36 hours. Although strong winds are not expected, up to 6 inches of rain may be seen. The Governor’s office has published tips about creating a hurricane “Game Plan”.
President Obama assured everyone on Friday that preparing for Flood Season 2009 is not a complicated thing, but it is critical. He stated: “It’s a matter of having a basic emergency supply kit with items such as water, some nonperishable food, an all-weather radio, a flashlight, a first-aid kit; making an emergency family plan; staying informed of developments in your area; and learning about your community’s emergency plans.”