The storm will reach the Gulf Coast on Sunday morning and threaten to flood in Louisiana and Florida.
In the Gulf of Mexico, tropical storm Cristobal has formed and is approaching the US coast. This is on Saturday, June 6, according to the US national hurricane watch center (NHC).
Cristobal is expected to reach the Gulf coast by 08: 00 Sunday morning and threatens flooding in the areas of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the city of Morgan city in Louisiana, and Walton County in Florida.
Now the 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 is moving North to the US coast at a speed of 5.2 m/s.
As you know, an atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a tropical storm and gets its own name if the wind speed within its limits reaches about 17.5 m/s. At a wind speed of 33 m/ s or more, the storm becomes a hurricane.
Earlier this week, it was reported that storm Amanda claimed dozens of lives in Central American countries. At the same time, the number of victims and destruction increases.