Historic rains inundate Louisiana

- While it’s the time of year when the Gulf Coast typically deals with tropical systems that produce heavy rain and high winds, it’s actually an upper level low that triggers some of the worst flooding the region has seen in decades.  While infrastructure remains reasonably intact because wind and other severe weather was not at play, most of southern Louisiana is underwater leaving thousands stranded.  Interstates, highways, and most roads remains closed, homes are underwater, cars have been washed away, and levees are being topped.  EVERY river in eastern Louisiana will hit record flood stage before the week is over. 

This is all because of a SLOW moving upper level low that has been hanging out in the Gulf for the past couple of weeks.  It has steadily streamed moisture into the southern US from Florida to Texas.  Check out the time-lapse of images below showing the slow progression of the low from East to West from Monday to Sunday this past week…