According to Sheriff Greg Champagne, winds will begin ramping up as the evening progresses to the point where we will see sustained hurricane force winds after midnight in the 70-80 mph range for several hours well into the morning with gusts in the low 90s.
Champagne:Based upon past experience, electricity usually goes out when wind speeds reach the 40-50MPH range. This could be anywhere from 8-10PM. So you should have your radio with batteries and flashlights ready.
Hurricane force winds will continue until the late morning. Again, the good news is that we will only be experiencing a Category 1 Hurricane but it will be relatively lengthy being 8-10 hours in duration. It will be a windy night and morning.
Flash flooding is possible depending upon the rate and frequency of rainfall.
The Montz area on the east bank will experience storm surge via Lake Pontchartrain .
The west bank area will likely not seek peak storm surge to our south until well after the storm has passed Wednesday evening and into Thursday.
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