Visitors flocked to Louisiana’s tourist-heavy city of New Orleans for the first time in more than two years after Hurricane Katrina struck.
The surge of visitors, some of whom had traveled to Louisiana several times, led to an unexpected flood.
“It’s definitely been an adjustment,” said Laura Gossett, who flew to New Orleans from Dallas.
“The water was so high.
We didn’t have much of a plan.”
The city’s downtown had to be evacuated after a floodwater spill.
A spokeswoman for the Louisiana Tourism Department, who did not want to be named because of the hurricane’s effects, said some travelers had been displaced from their homes, while others were stranded in shelters.
But others have stayed put.
New Orleans, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S., has seen its share of floods and natural disasters.
The city had recorded six consecutive days of rainfall since Wednesday, and the mayor said Monday that the city is in “catastrophic” condition.
The New Orleans area is still under a state of emergency.
The governor said he would sign a new law to protect people and businesses from flooding, and he ordered federal disaster aid to be sent to the region.
The flooding caused more than $150 million in damage, and many businesses were closed.
Residents were warned to stay away from the area.
Louisiana’s National Weather Service said Tuesday that Tropical Storm Allison is moving northwest at about 20 mph and could make landfall in New Orleans before midnight.
Allison is forecast to make landfall at about 1:30 a.m.
Wednesday, with winds between 50 and 55 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The hurricane is expected to pass over Louisiana about 8:30 p.m., with winds of 50 mph, the center said.
Allison has winds of 130 mph and maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
The National Weather Services warned that the storm could cause flash flooding in areas where rainfall is expected, but it warned that this could take a little while.
Allison could bring heavy rain, heavy hail and heavy flash flooding to areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, the weather service said.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the U-N International Red Cross are providing aid to the displaced in New York and New Jersey.
“This is a really, really, huge storm.
This is a catastrophe for the people of New England,” Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter on Tuesday.
The Governor has directed the National Guard to be on the ground to provide emergency shelter for those in need, and we are coordinating with FEMA, our partners and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” Cuomo said.
“I’m not sure how long it will take to rebuild the coast and get things back to normal, but the people who live and work in the region will be in a very, very difficult position.” “
It will devastate the people in New England, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia,” Manchin said in a statement.
“I’m not sure how long it will take to rebuild the coast and get things back to normal, but the people who live and work in the region will be in a very, very difficult position.”
The governor called the flooding a “big deal” and said it was “a tragedy.”
The storm left about 1.1 million people without power in the northeast and New York City, which received about 2.1 billion gallons of rain, according the U and the National Weather Center.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that his city had been inundated with calls and messages from New Yorkers worried about power outages and the flooding.
He urged people to keep their phones on.
“We need to get people out of their homes,” de Blasio told reporters in New Jersey on Tuesday, referring to the flooding and the state of flooding.
“There are a lot of folks who are not prepared for this, who haven’t seen it,” he said.
“They’re going to have to come together.”
New York Gov.
David Paterson said New York was facing a crisis.
“My heart goes out to the people living in New Hampshire, who were affected by Katrina,” he told reporters.
“Our hearts go out to their families.
We know how much they miss their homes.
We are grateful to all the states and cities who are cooperating with us in this effort.”
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie said the state was in a “truly catastrophic” situation.
“As the storm moves into New Jersey and other states, we are asking our citizens to be as prepared as possible,” Christie said in an email.
“Please stay out of the water and stay out to sea.”
He said there were no immediate reports of injuries and the governor was calling all emergency services and local officials.
He also urged residents to “immediately report any signs of water to local emergency officials.”
The National Hurricane Centre warned that Allison could cause major flooding in the Northeast and the Carolinas.
The storm’s maximum sustained wind gust