Cristobal weakens to 'tropical depression' as heavy rain hits US

Cristobal weakens to 'tropical depression' as heavy rain hits US

Reports coming in from the National Weather Service have stated the twister touched down on Saturday evening close to downtown Orlando, near Lake Eola, narrowly missing a group of people protesting the death of George Floyd. But they forecast the worst impacts in southeast Louisiana and southern MS, where some spots could get up to 30 cm of rain and storm surges of up to 1.5 metres.

See below KY3's First Alert Futurecast hour-by-hour look ahead to where to expect the most rain through Tuesday morning. Police and state transportation department vehicles led convoys of motorists to and from the island when breaks in the weather permitted. "The sunsets are great".

"The biggest populated area that's going to be most affected is the MS coast", Phillips said. Cars drive through the roads covered in water, and people have been urged not to travel. "You have to go by boat".

Weather models show Cristobal, which is now categorized as a tropical depression, will continue to move northward all the way to Lake Superior due to a warm air mass and southerly winds.

Cristobal is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 125 to 250+ mm across portions of the central and eastern Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley, with isolated amounts of 380 mm possible.

No injuries have yet been reported, however, tree limbs were knocked down and there were power outages.

The storm could also generate tornadoes in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

Rain fell intermittently in New Orleans' famed French Quarter on Sunday afternoon, but the streets were almost deserted, with many businesses already boarded up due to the coronavirus.

At one New Orleans intersection, a handmade "Black Lives Matter" sign, wired to a lamp post, rattled in a stiff wind as the crew of a massive vacuum truck worked to unclog a storm drain. "It rains a whole bunch real quick".

The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said the city's drainage system had limits and was old, so residents should avoid underpasses and low-lying areas where water can pool during inevitable street flooding.

At around Sunday lunchtime, the storm was centred approximately 90 miles south of New Orleans.

Several Louisiana towns have ordered mandatory evacuations and US President Donald Trump tweeted earlier on Sunday that he would be approving the state's request for an emergency declaration.

And it issued a tropical storm warning for an area extending to the Florida Panhandle, meaning high winds and heavy rainfall are expected within 24 hours.

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