A tropical cyclone claudette formed on Saturday morning along the Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy rains and floods in coastal states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The system caused heavy rainfall on the Gulf Coast and caused widespread flooding in areas such as Slider, Hancock and Harrison counties. As of 4 am, the storm was located 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 45 mph. Floods already began Friday to Saturday night, with local reports of high water levels on roads and stranded vehicles. It travels north at 10mph and could land on the southeastern coastline of Louisiana within hours before traveling across the Gulf to Mississippi. The tropical storm surge warning has been discontinued from Morgan City west to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. High tide warnings have been issued from eastern Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Okaloosa / Walton County Line, Florida, Lake Pontchartrain, Maurepas, and New Orleans Metropolitan. Rainfall: A total of 4-8 inches of rainfall could result in up to 12 inches of isolation. From Friday to weekend, it continues from the Central Bay to the northeast towards southern Appalachia. This can result in floods of flashes, urban areas, streams, as well as small to isolated moderate storm surges with new storm surges that are already high. High Tide: From Intracoastal City, Louisiana to the MS / AL Border, 2-3 ft Vermilion Bay and Lake Borgne, 2-3 ft Ponchartrain and Morepas Lake, 1-2 ft t.MS / AL Border AL / FL border (including mobile bay), Cameron, Louisiana 1-3 feet, Intracoastal City, Louisiana, 1-2 feet Surge-related floods depend on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle. Wind: Tropical Cyclone conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area on Friday, making external preparation difficult or dangerous. Tornado: A tornado threat was predicted on Friday afternoon across the Louisiana coast. .. This threat should move north across southern Louisiana. Floods: Flash flood surveillance is effective in southeastern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi. This includes Eastern Orleans, Lower Jefferson, Lower Laforche, Lower Plachemins and Lower Cent. Bernard, Lower Terrebonne, Northern Tangipahoa, Northwest St. Tammany, Pointe Coupee, Southeast St. Tammany, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. James, St. JohnThe Baptist, Upper Jefferson, Upper Lafourche, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St. Bernard, Upper Telebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Western Orleans Mississippi, Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Wals Saul, Wilkinson Locally large amounts can rain 10 inches. Heavy rainfall can overwhelm drainage capacity, leading to pools of water in lowlands and poorly drained areas, and flash floods in heavy areas. Coastal flood recommendations are also implemented in some parishes. Small coastal floods are expected, with 1-2 feet of inundation expected. The parishes covered by the recommendation include the parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Upper Jefferson, Southern Tanghi Pahoa, Northwest St. Tamany, and West Orleans. The recommendation is valid until 7 pm. Saturday impacts include floods of plots, parks and roads where only isolated road closures are expected. High tides occur in some areas at high tide, but this is primarily a coastal flood event due to wind and should cause water levels to rise rapidly. Until Saturday morning. If you need to travel, take extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around the barricade or in water of unknown depth. Take the necessary steps to protect flood-prone assets.