August 5, 2008
Texas, La. Coasts Brace for Edouard
Residents on either side of the Texas-Louisiana state line Tuesday braced for Tropical Storm Edouard to make landfall.
Tropical storm-force winds flogged parts of the shoreline before dawn Tuesday as forecasters predicted Edouard would gain strength as it approached land, CNN reported.
National Guard troops were mobilized Monday to help with food distribution, clean-up or search-and-rescue operations if needed, Capt. Adam Collett of the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Houston told The Galveston County Daily News.
Edouard nipped parts of the Louisiana coast, where New Orleans saw wind gusts of 30-35 mph and rainfall of about a quarter of an inch, National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Destri told The (New Orleans) Times-Picauyne.
Destri said rainfall in other areas, however, averaged 3 inches and tides were 1-2 feet above normal along the coast.