Tropical Storm Cristobal, which formed in the Gulf of Mexico, is heading toward the southern U.S. states, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Watch Press Service.
According to the center’s projections, Cristobal will arrive on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, June 7, at 8:00 local time (15:00 Moscow time). The storm threatens to flood the estuary areas of the Mississippi River, Morgan City, Louisiana, as well as Walton County, Florida.
The maximum wind speed is currently 23.6 m/s, and the storm is located 555 km south of the mouth of the Mississippi River and moving north, to the U.S. coast, at 5.2 m/s.
“Cristobal” became the third tornado this year, which got its own name, the tropical storm gets a name if the wind speed exceeds 17.5 m/s. After the speed reaches 33 m/s, the storm becomes a hurricane.