Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Dec. 22, 2015
Storm Surge Models Warn of Massive Flooding Scenarios
By Wynton Yates, WWLTV, Dec. 21, 2015. “It’s a horrifying scenario for Louisiana: 3 to 9 feet of flooding from the coast all the way even into Baton Rouge. That’s what could happen if a Category-3 hurricane hit, according to newly released models. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Hurricane Center along with the Army Corps of Engineers developed these maps to determine the potential storm surge risk each parish faces with a major hurricane.” (Read more).
Interactive Map: Storm Surge Inundation (SLOSH Maximum of Maximums)
By NOAA, Dec. 21, 2015. “With this education and awareness tool, anyone living in hurricane-prone coastal areas along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts can now evaluate their own unique risk to storm surge. This map makes it clear that storm surge is not just a beachfront problem, with the risk of storm surge extending several miles from the immediate coastline in some areas. “You don’t have to think very hard about it, just look at your location on the national map to find out if you are in an area at risk for storm surge from a future tropical storm or hurricane”, said Brian Zachry, Ph.D., NHC storm surge specialist.” (Read more).
New Storm-surge Maps from Weather Service Show Worst-Case Models
By Bob Marshall, The Lens, Dec. 21, 2015. “Map makers often use red to denote danger, to sound alarms. But on the latest National Weather Service map showing storm surge in Louisiana from a worst-case Category 3 hurricane, red does one more thing: It shocks.” (Read more).
Storm-surge Maps Show Worst Case for Louisiana, Website Reports
By Jed Lipinksi, The Times Picayune, Dec. 21, 2015. “A new interactive map from the National Weather Service indicates that storm surge from a worst-case Category 3 hurricane could push more than 9 feet of water over just about every bit of unprotected land between Slidell and Lafayette, The Lens reports. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed the maps to help officials and residents on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts measure their vulnerability to storm surge.” (Read more).
New Maps Track Worst-case Flood Scenarios for Coastal Areas, Website Reports
By Littice Bacon-Blood, The Times Picayune, Dec. 21, 2015 “The maps are meant to give residents and emergency managers an idea of the extent and height of potential storm surge based on the Safford-Simpson hurricane and wind scale.” (Read more).
The Lens: Latest Storm-surge Maps Show Shocking Scenarios for South Louisiana
By The Advocate Staff, The Advocate, Dec. 21, 2015 “Six feet of water in the streets of … Baton Rouge? The latest National Weather Service map shows worst-case storm surge scenarios in Louisiana, and the predictions are downright shocking, according to a report by The Lens writer Bob Marshall.” (Read more).
Oil Ban Ends, New Opportunities Near?
By Ken Stickney, The Advertiser, Dec. 21, 2015. “Dropping the ban now enables Louisiana to reconsider its position in the global energy market. With the ban in place, Louisiana’s massive ports and oil storage facilities were used largely for importing crude — not exporting. But with no crude oil export ban, and ample supplies of crude oil to export from the U.S., the coastal Louisiana facilities could be used for importing and exporting oil and gas, which Upton suggests would put Louisiana in the “epicenter” of the global energy trade.” (Read more).