Hurricane Isaac roared ashore in southeast Louisiana overnight, bringing with it hurricane force winds, heavy rains, tornadoes, and a storm surge that battered several cities along the gulf coast. The track of the storm still has the St. Louis area in the path of its remnants, but by then, most of the severe weather will have died down, according to an expert at the National Weather Service.
Warning Coordination Meteoroligist Jim Kramper says the biggest impact from the storm will be its ability to generate heavy rain on its path through the Midwest.
As with any rain event, the biggest threat to personal safety is often flash flooding. Experts warn you not to drive into standing water, as two feet of water can easily move most passenger vehicles. Most deaths in flash flooding events happen when drivers enter a flooded area.
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