The storm reaches the Gulf Coast on Sunday morning and threatens with flooding in Louisiana and Florida.
In the Gulf of Mexico, Cristobal formed a tropical storm and is approaching the US coast. On Saturday, June 6, reports the US National Hurricane Watch Center (NHC). It is expected that Cristobal will reach the Gulf of Mexico by 08:00 on Sunday morning and threatens with flooding in the areas of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the city of Morgan City in Louisiana and Walton County Florida.
Now a tropical storm is located 555 km south of the mouth of the Mississippi. The maximum wind speed within the atmospheric phenomenon reaches 23.6 m / s. Cristobal moves north to the US coast at a speed of 5.2 m / s.
As you know, the atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a tropical storm and gets its own name if the wind speed within it reaches about 17.5 m / s. At a wind speed of 33 m / s or more, the storm becomes a hurricane.
Earlier this week, the Amanda storm claimed dozens of lives in Central America. In this case, the number of victims and destruction increases.