Tropical Storm “Gamma”

Bill’s Blog

Posted: Oct 3, 2020 / 06:29 AM EDT Updated: Oct 3, 2020 / 08:58 PM EDT

A wave crashes as a man stands on a jetty near Orleans Harbor in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Sunday, June 7, 2020, as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches the Louisiana Coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

We’ve gone thru the 22 letters of the alphabet used to name hurricanes and now we’re going thru Greek letters. We now have Tropical Storm “Gamma”.

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The storm passed by Cancun and Cozumel and will give heavy rain and some flooding to the Yucatan Peninsula. Late season tropical storms in this area are more likely to turn west than come north toward the U.S., as opposed to earlier in the hurricane season. Gamma is forecast to drift slowly into the southern Gulf of Mexico and then into Southern Mexico.

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Here’s Tropical Storm Wind Probabilities. Flooding is a greater concern than wind. Here’s the Public Advisory and Storm Discussion on Gamma. Here’s a nice Gulf of Mexico satellite loop and Belize radar.

Damage from Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles LA

The above pic. shows damage from Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles LA (from KLFY). Today (Sat. 10/3) we have finally dipped below 100 customers without power from the hurricane. That’s 38 days since the hurricane hit. It’s been a monumental task to get power restored. Approximately 1,600 transmission structures, 6,600 poles, 330 miles of distribution wire and nearly 2,900 transformers had to be replaced.