Gulf Coast under tropical storm warning

Publish date:
Social count:

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast as Tropical Depression 13 approaches the area.

The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, was centered about 210 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River this morning and about 250 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The warning is in effect for Pascagoula, Miss., westward to Sabine Pass, Texas, including the city of New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Mourepas.

The depression could become Tropical Storm Lee later today, according to the hurricane center.

The storm is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 inches over southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi and southern Alabama through Sunday.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia remains far offshore this morning. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

It is still too early to predict whether Katia will affect the U.S. East Coast.


Connecticut spring show adds charity benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Conn., and this year will be the first time that admission fees will benefit the charity SailsUP4Cancer

AIM announces new hires

Catapult Creative Labs, the internal marketing communications agency of Active Interest Media, has hired Andrea Kupfer as vice president, account executive and Christina Erb LoVullo as creative services director. Kupfer will lead Catapult’s long-term sales growth and profitability and Erb LoVullo will oversee marketing and creative services.