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Justice Roberts ‘folds’ again under pressure from the left and media, Carrie Severino says

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The Supreme Court’s latest ruling on the Louisiana abortion law is a prime example of Chief Justice John Roberts’ knee-buckling tendencies when pressured by liberal politicians and the mainstream media, Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino said Tuesday.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends” with host Brian Kilmeade, Severino said that Monday’s 5-4 decision labeling the law –­ which mandates individuals who perform abortions to have admitting privileges in a hospital –­ as unconstitutional was especially “frustrating” because Roberts contradicted himself.

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN LOUISIANA LAW ON ABORTION CLINIC RESTRICTIONS

“Yeah, this is a frustrating decision especially because the chief justice just four years ago ruled that this type of a law was, in fact, constitutional. And, he claims to still be of that position,” she said. “But, nonetheless, [he] ruled against the law yesterday and as Justice Thomas pointed out this case shouldn’t even be in court.”

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Chief Justice John Roberts has an opportunity to wield new power on the Supreme Court, as the ‘swing’ justice in the wake of Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. (Reuters)

June Medical Services LLC v. Russo is notably similar to a Texas law the court ruled was unconstitutional in 2016’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Roberts had dissented in the 2016 case and said in a concurring opinion that while he still believes that the past case was wrongly decided, he was ruling with the majority in the present case due to court precedent.

“The legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike,” Roberts wrote. “The Louisiana law imposes a burden on access to abortion just as severe as that imposed by the Texas law, for the same reasons. Therefore Louisiana’s law cannot stand under our precedents.”

Severino pointed out that, in this case, Roberts and the court “seem to have made an exception for abortion.”

“Well, unfortunately, it’s become less and less of a surprise when the chief justice –­ in these high profile cases –­ strays from what his legal position might have been,” she told Kilmeade, citing a recent ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program where Roberts appeared to have flipped sides.

“When you look at some of the political pressure being put on him, it seems that well on one side he pledged to call balls and strikes [and] at the same time, he seems to have a lot of pressure when he thinks the court is going to come under criticism from the mainstream media, from the elites. He tends to fold and not want to make those tough decisions,” Severino said. “That’s a real concern and, unfortunately, it’s a pattern.”

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According to Severino, who was Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ clerk, Roberts did not have to actually overturn settled law to find in favor of Louisiana.

“You could have distinguished that case. You could have simply said, ‘the clinics aren’t the right ones to bring this kind of argument.’ Instead, the chief justice voted with the liberals to uphold a law that he acknowledges is not unconstitutional,” she concluded.

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Brit Hume: SCOTUS has made a ‘horrible mess’ deciding abortion cases

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The left heavily relies on the Supreme Court and the precedent it sets to enact their agenda — especially in 2020, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Monday evening.

Appearing on “Fox News @Night” with host Shannon Bream, Hume explained that jurisprudence on abortion in the history of the highest court ahead of Monday’s ruling on a controversial Louisiana abortion law is a “horrible mess.”

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN LOUISIANA LAW ON ABORTION CLINIC RESTRICTIONS

The court decided that the law — which requires that individuals who perform abortions at clinics have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital — is unconstitutional, as it places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

The court ruled 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts once again casting a deciding vote by siding with his liberal counterparts.

Hume pointed to two previous rulings, including one on sexual preference and another on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, where “Roberts voted like a man who was afraid to see the court weighing in” on controversial political issues.

Bream asked Hume whether this would be a “top issue” for voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election in November.

Hume replied that he was not sure it has ever not been a top issue.

“Because what we’ve had for many decades now is a time in which the left could only get part of its agenda enacted by the legislature of Congress and the state legislatures,” he said. “It has turned to the court and — often with success — managed to get enshrined in our constitutional law matters that could not possibly have passed Congress or the state legislatures.”

“And, they’ve been depending on it for years,” added Hume. “The left recognizes very much how important the court is to that effort.”

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“John Roberts and other conservatives on the court were supposed to stand to thwart the kind of imaginative, expansive readings of the Constitution which would create new rights that had not been imagined by the framers,” he told Bream.

“But, that’s what the left has wanted, sought, and often gotten in recent decades,” Brume said. “And that is one reason why the left is so determined to get a Democrat into the White House — so that the effort to stall that will not succeed.”

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Louisiana man charged after swim in Bass Pro Shop aquarium: reports

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A Louisiana man seen in a viral video swimming inside an aquarium at a Bass Pro Shop store has been arrested, according to reports.

Kevin Wise, 26, of Slidell, was charged with simple criminal damage to property, a misdemeanor, the Bossier City Police Department said.

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The suspect went in the tank in Bossier City as part of a TikTok stunt, KSLA-TV of Shreveport reported.

“I said that if I got 2,000 likes I would jump in the tank,” Wise said, according to the station. “I got way more than that and didn’t want to be a liar.”

The video, posted by Treasure McGraw, allegedly showed Wise swimming in the store’s fish tank, climbing out, and then fleeing the store, Shreveport’s KTAL-TV reported.

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Wise was arrested after subsequently returning to the store, Bossier City police said.

The store determined that it would incur costs for emptying and cleaning the 13,000-gallon tank following the alleged stunt, prompting the filing of a complaint with the police, KTAL-TV reported.

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New Orleans sees flooding on over 100 streets from heavy rain, pumps to drain city impacted by turbine outage

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A batch of slow-moving thunderstorms Wednesday caused flash flooding around New Orleans — a problem made worse by a city drainage system issue.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said between 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in portions of the city in a few hours Wednesday morning, causing water to quickly cover streets. Flash flood warnings were issued.

SEVERE WEATHER KNOCKS OUT POWER TO MORE THAN 500K IN MIDWEST, FLIPS SEMI-TRUCKS; STORM RISK MOVES EAST

At one point, a city website for mapping flooding showed more than 100 streets in the Big Easy affected by the slow-moving storms, according to NOLA.com.

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Significant street flooding was reported in New Orleans on Wednesday as thunderstorms brought heavy rains to the city. (NOLAReady/Twitter)

Neighborhoods such as the Garden District and areas near Canal Street saw high water and stalled out vehicles.

The downtown New Orleans area also saw flooding that seeped into some hotels. Video posted to Twitter showed a driver navigating a flooded residential neighborhood.

Some residents reported kayakers on city streets that had turned into canals.

Lenee Crowley shared a video to Twitter on Wednesday of her husband rowing a neighbor in their canoe to a nearby home on General Haig Street.

In a conversation with Crowley, the woman in the canoe said she “desperately” needed documents notarized for a proposal for a community mass feeding initiative, and that thanks to Crowley and her husband, the documents were ready “just in the nick of time.”

CRISTOBAL CAUSED ‘SUBSTANTIAL’ DAMAGE TO LOUISIANA LEVEE, CONCERN GROWS FOR ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST

The flooding in New Orleans also prompted the closure of a section of interstate. A portion of westbound Interstate 610 in New Orleans was shut down due to high water.

Video showed drivers getting stuck as they passed through barricades.

In a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said the flash flooding was an “unforecasted event.” By the time a warning had been issued, more than 3 inches of rain had fallen.

Officials said the city’s drainage system could not keep up with the rainfall in such a short period of time.

But S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban said another problem arose when a critical piece of power-generating equipment for pumps tripped offline. Pumps were operational, but at 8:52 a.m. the major generator, Turbine 4, went down.

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“The loss of T4 slowed our ability to drain the city, but the street flooding had already begun. According to the Real-Time Crime Camera Center cameras, we have significant evidence of street flooding before the incident of T4 occurring,” he told reporters.

The technical problem took about two hours to fix, according to FOX8.

While officials said they are investigating why the turbine went down, Korban said that the amount of rain that fell in a short period of time still would have caused major flooding.

“The amount of rain that came down all at once overrun the system and with T4 tripping or not tripping, I truly believe, and we will quantify that, that the street flooding would occur anyway,” he said.

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The New Orleans City Council will meet on Thursday to discuss the flooding and pump-related issues, FOX8 reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal could regain strength by combining with new storm system after drenching South

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Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by uniting with another storm system coming from the west to form one giant cyclone, forecasters warned, as missing boaters were found safe and sound.

In Louisiana, two boaters were found Monday afternoon in good condition after their boat sank in a deepwater straight near Slidell on Sunday, officials said.

The two told deputies they survived in the water by clinging to one life jacket Sunday afternoon and Sunday night before they were able to reach the shore Monday morning, St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s Sgt. Suzanne Carboni said in a statement.

The pair then swam across a marshy area and were found sitting on the porch of a camp, Carboni said.

“We were largely spared,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

Cristobal provided the state with “a good test” of overall hurricane response and preparedness, particularly combined with ongoing coronavirus response efforts, the governor said.

President Trump agreed to issue an emergency declaration for Louisiana, officials said.

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After drenching much of the South, forecasters said they expected the remnants of Cristobal to unleash fierce winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms on much of the Midwest by Tuesday.

A very strong storm system sweeping out from the Rocky Mountains is expected to meld with Cristobal in the next couple of days, said Greg Carbin, who has overseen forecasts at the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

“The two will eventually merge into a large cyclone,” Carbin said. “It’s a pretty fascinating interaction we’ll see over the next couple of days.”

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Isabelle Schneidau, left, gesturing to the camera as she walked in a rising storm surge with Mont Echols, center, and L.G. Sullivan, right, after checking on their boats in the West End section of New Orleans on Sunday.

Wind gusts of up to 45 mph are expected in Chicago by Tuesday night, the National Weather Service added. Boaters were being warned of gale-force winds on nearby Lake Michigan on Tuesday and Wednesday.

High winds could be felt from Nebraska to Wisconsin, forecasters said. In parts of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota, the gusty winds and low humidity will bring the threat of wildfires in areas with dry grass, National Weather Service forecasters warned. Any blazes that start will spread rapidly, they said.

Cristobal weakened into a depression early Monday after inundating coastal Louisiana and ginning up dangerous weather along most of the U.S. Gulf Coast, sending waves crashing over Mississippi beaches, swamping parts of an Alabama island town and spawning a tornado in Florida.

Heavy rainfall and a storm surge continued posing a threat across a wide area of the Gulf coast after Cristobal made landfall Sunday afternoon packing 50-mph winds between the mouth of the Mississippi River and the since-evacuated barrier island resort community of Grand Isle.

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Rudy Horvath handing a piece of wood up to his wife, Dawn Horvath, as their home, a boathouse in the West End section of New Orleans, took on water from storm surge in Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday.

At 5 p.m. ET Monday, the storm was centered about 110 miles north of Monroe, Louisiana, with top winds of 35 mph. It was moving north at 18 mph.

Cristobal’s remnants could be a rainmaker for days. Its forecast path takes it into Arkansas and Missouri by Tuesday, then through Illinois and Wisconsin to the Great Lakes.

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“It’s very efficient, very tropical rainfall,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said in a Facebook video. “It rains a whole bunch real quick.”

In their last update on Cristobal from the hurricane center, forecasters said up to 15 inches of rain could fall in some areas, and could cause significant river flooding across the mid and upper Mississippi Valley.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall over Louisiana, packing strong winds and rain

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Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall over southeastern Louisiana on Sunday evening, the National Weather Service announced, packing strong winds and rain after triggering early flooding and at least one damaging tornado in Florida.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal set to make landfall in Louisiana

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The third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will make landfall by early afternoon on Sunday along the Gulf Coast, but will not grow any stronger before roaring ashore.

As of Sunday morning, Tropical Storm Cristobal is still a 50 mph sustained wind storm and its window for strengthening is gone.

The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) keeps Cristobal at a 50 mph storm through landfall and will then weaken as it moves north up the Mississippi River Valley.

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The center of the storm should pull over land early afternoon around Houma, La. Tropical storm warnings are still in effect from Intracoastal City, La., to the Okaloosa/Walton County Florida line as well as for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.

The impacts to the U.S. from Cristobal remain the same as forecast, with 2 to 4 feet of storm surge across southeastern Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.

A storm surge warning has been issued from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs, Miss., but the destructive surge isn’t expected.

The heaviest of the rain associated with Cristobal is over for Florida and will now be focused on southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with up to 8 inches in isolated areas. This will cause some very localized flooding.

Brief, isolated tornadoes will also form within rain bands moving onshore on the east side of Cristobal.

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On Monday and Tuesday, heavy rain will spread northward deeper into the Mississippi River Valley. Between 2 to 5 inches of rain can be expected in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Storms during hurricane season often raise a concern about oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Cristobal is too weak and is moving too quickly to have big impacts on the oil platforms in the area. A significant interruption to oil production should not be an issue.

Cristobal at the start of a busy hurricane season

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The 2020 hurricane season forecast from NOAA. (Fox News)

Overall, this is already our third named storm of this hurricane season, which officially began just six days ago. We do expect a very active season this year, and that is shown by the amount of activity we’ve already seen.

So far in 2020, two tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha — both in the Atlantic — already formed this year in May.

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Hurricane season peaks from late August through early October. (Fox News)

There are as many as 13 to 19 named storms predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said last month.

Six to 10 of those could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, and three to six could even become major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

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The names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes and three major hurricanes during the season.

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The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal spawns damaging tornado in Orlando; Louisiana brothers, 8 and 10, killed in rip current

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The third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will make landfall Sunday along the Gulf Coast after spawning a damaging tornado in Florida and churning up dangerous seas.

Tropical Storm Cristobal brought squalls with tropical storm-force winds to the mouth of the Mississippi River on Sunday morning, as conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate before the storm makes landfall somewhere in Louisiana by Sunday night.

Cristobal’s maximum sustained winds remained at 50 mph and it was moving north at 12 mph, centered around 140 miles south-southwest from the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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While the storm has been churning over the Gulf of Mexico since Friday, Cristobal has already made its presence known in the region.

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A tornado spun through downtown Orlando, Florida, on June 6, after it was spawned by the outer edges of Tropical Storm Cristobal. (Josh Lebron via Storyful)

A tornado touched down Saturday evening near downtown Orlando, causing some damage and just missing a group of protesters at Lake Eola at around 7:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a tornado warning for the city until 8 p.m. local time after a report of a twister touching down just outside the downtown area by a local television news crew.

“Yes, it is related to the tropical storm that is well to our west,” Scott Kelly, a meteorologist with the NWS in Melbourne, Fla., told the Associated Press “But the tropical storm provided a lot of low level shear and that has allowed for some tornadoes to form over Central Florida.”

Video posted to Twitter showed a funnel cloud swirling over Orlando.

There were no reports of injuries, but the city of Orlando said there was damage in residential areas.

Orange County Fire Rescue said deputies and fire personnel were clearing power lines and checking on homes after the storm moved through.

The storms associated with Cristobal that moved through Central Florida spawned multiple tornado warnings on Saturday night.

In Louisiana, two brothers were killed Friday night getting caught in an undertow and swept away by a rip current as Cristobal churned in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The children, ages 8 and 10, were swimming at a beach in Grand Isle when they were caught and swept away, FOX8 reported.

Officials said the boy’s 12-year-old cousin was also caught in the rip current but survived.

“The mother’s boyfriend went out to save them, and he was taken under as well,” Grand Isle Police Chief Laine Landry told WWL-TV.

The 12-year-old girl was airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where she is expected to make a full recovery. Officials said the mother’s boyfriend remained in critical condition Saturday morning after being airlifted to West Jefferson Hospital.

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The incident happened in the same spot on the beach where another person drowned one week earlier, according to FOX8.

Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle issued a mandatory evacuation on Saturday for boats and campers, as well as a voluntary evacuation for residents.

“A good bit of our visitors and our summer homeowners left this morning. They kind of listened and heeded to our warnings to leave now, and most of them left before that 10:30, 11 o’clock high tide,” Grand Isle Police Chief Laine Landry told FOX8.

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Recreational trailers and boats are parked along LA-46 inside the levee gates in anticipation of Tropical Storm Cristobal in St. Bernard Parish, La., Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate)

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency to prepare for the storm’s possible arrival.

“Now is the time to make your plans, which should include the traditional emergency items along with masks and hand sanitizer as we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic,” Edwards said in a statement released Thursday.

On Friday, he asked President Trump to declare a pre-landfall emergency for the state due to the storm’s threat.

“We are confident that there will be widespread, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding,” Edwards said in a letter to the White House. “I anticipate the need for emergency protective measures, evacuations and sheltering for the high-risk areas. The length of possible inundation is unknown and will likely require post-flood activities.”

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Jefferson Parish, a suburb of New Orleans, called for voluntary evacuations Saturday of Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria because of the threat of storm surge, high tides and heavy rain. Residents were urged to move vehicles, boats and campers to higher ground.

“We want to make sure residents are safe as this storm approaches so we are taking all the necessary precautions to be fully prepared,” Jean Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner Jr. told The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate.

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Crews from the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East close the Bayou Road flood gate in St. Bernard Parish, La. Saturday, June 6, 2020, ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal. (Max Becherer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate)

A similar order was issued Saturday for several Plaquemines Parish communities, including Happy Jack, Grand Bayou, Myrtle Grove, Lake Heritage, Harlem and Monsecour. The parish’s president, Kirk Lepine, said the order was issued as a precaution.

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“We need to ensure residents are protected as this storm draws near, so we are taking all the necessary precautions to be completely prepared,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Cristobal strengthens to Tropical Storm, should make landfall Sunday

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Cristobal strengthened to a 50mph tropical storm Saturday morning and is moving faster than anticipated at 12mph, with anticipated landfall Sunday afternoon in Louisiana.

Several environmental factors, including dry air and shear, will keep Cristobal from strengthening too much and the NHC still brings Cristobal to a moderate 60mph tropical storm at landfall.

Although it isn’t impossible for Cristobal to become a hurricane, at this point, it is unlikely. Nonetheless, tropical storm warnings and storm surge warnings are now in effect.

As far as tropical storms go, the U.S. impact from Cristobal shouldn’t be that significant. There will be 2-4 inches of storm surge across southeastern Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.

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Areas east of there through the northern half of the east coast of Florida will see 1-2 inches of surge.

Because the storm is quite large in size, it will bring widespread 3-6 inches of rain with some spots up to 10 inches from north Florida through coastal and just inland Alabama and Mississippi. This will cause some very localized flooding.

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That said, most of that area is dealing with drought, so while too much too fast, it’ll be some welcome rain to agricultural areas.

Brief, isolated tornadoes will also form within rain bands moving onshore on the east side of Cristobal.  Heavy rain will spread northward deeper into the Mississippi River Valley Sunday night into Monday.

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The hurricane season began just six days ago, with Cristobal already the third name storm.

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Cristobal strengthens to Tropical Storm, should make landfall Sunday

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Cristobal strengthened to a 50mph tropical storm Saturday morning and is moving faster than anticipated at 12mph, with anticipated landfall Sunday afternoon in Louisiana.

Several environmental factors, including dry air and shear, will keep Cristobal from strengthening too much and the NHC still brings Cristobal to a moderate 60mph tropical storm at landfall.

Although it isn’t impossible for Cristobal to become a hurricane, at this point, it is unlikely. Nonetheless, tropical storm warnings and storm surge warnings are now in effect.

As far as tropical storms go, the U.S. impact from Cristobal shouldn’t be that significant. There will be 2-4 inches of storm surge across southeastern Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION CRISTOBAL DRENCHES MEXICO, GULF COAST IMPACTS LIKELY TO ARRIVE BY SUNDAY

Areas east of there through the northern half of the east coast of Florida will see 1-2 inches of surge.

Because the storm is quite large in size, it will bring widespread 3-6 inches of rain with some spots up to 10 inches from north Florida through coastal and just inland Alabama and Mississippi. This will cause some very localized flooding.

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That said, most of that area is dealing with drought, so while too much too fast, it’ll be some welcome rain to agricultural areas.

Brief, isolated tornadoes will also form within rain bands moving onshore on the east side of Cristobal.  Heavy rain will spread northward deeper into the Mississippi River Valley Sunday night into Monday.

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The hurricane season began just six days ago, with Cristobal already the third name storm.

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