Tropical Storm Debby Slowly Builds Strength
The storm’s path is still very uncertain, and the National Hurricane Center has now shifted its official track of the storm’s possible landfall from southern Texas to the coast of Louisiana, the Miami Herald added.
"We must be ready to make a change of the forecast track at any time," forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
In preparation for the storm, Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency, CNN reported, because of the threat of heavy rainfall and flooding.
Debby is expected to dump 3 to 6 inches of rain from southern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle, with up 10 inches in isolated areas, CNN reported.
Debby has already disrupted about 8 percent of Gulf offshore oil and natural gas production, MSNBC reported, adding that the number could go up in the next few days, as Debby is expected to enter some of the most prolific areas of U.S. oil production and natural gas output.
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