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Cristobal Makes Landfall on Louisiana Coast; Flooding Reported

8 Jun 2020, 9:00 am

Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on the southeastern Louisiana coast on Sunday evening, bringing with it life-threatening flash flooding, storm surge, strong winds and severe weather.

Montage of most intense Cristobal visuals from Saturday

While #Cristobal officially made landfall in Louisiana, the impacts are far from over. Stick with us here at @WeatherNation as we track the flooding and #severe risks inland.#ALwx #MSwx #LAwx #FLwx

Posted by WeatherNation on Sunday, June 7, 2020

Several tornado warnings dotted the map on Sunday as well, and similar to Saturday, the tornado threat was primarily concentrated in Florida. Daytona Beach was under a brief tornado warning on Sunday evening, and warnings were in place across parts of central and north Florida throughout the day on Sunday (as Cristobal made landfall well off to the west).  We even caught some great video of tornadoes that formed over the Gulf of Mexico, or waterspouts over Alabama.

Waterspout in Alabama

NEW VIDEO!!!! A #waterspout was spotted off the coast of Alabama earlier today. There are still chances of severe weather throughout the southeast and the north-central state so be aware! When thunder roars, go indoors! #alwx

Posted by WeatherNation on Sunday, June 7, 2020

Along with inundating storm surge, tornadoes, and waterspouts rainfall totals and wind gusts have been impressive too.

 

 

 

 

 

Stay with WeatherNation through the night and into Monday for ongoing coverage on Cristobal and its effects on the Mississippi River Corridor all the way through the rest of the week too.

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