LILI MADE LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY
TWO HURRICANE ON THE WESTERN
(See NOAA's National Hurricane Center for the latest information on this storm. Complete advisories are posted at 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. All times are Eastern. Advisories are posted more frequently as the storm nears the USA mainland.)
3, 2002 — At 11 a.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Lili was estimated
near latitude 30.0 north, longitude 92.3 west or about 25 miles west of
New Iberia, La. Lili made landfall at 10 a.m. EDT. Lili is moving toward
the north near 16 mph, and this motion is expected to continue Thursday
bringing the center of the tropical cyclone farther inland, according
to the NOAA National Hurricane Center
in Miami, Fla. (Click NOAA satellite image for larger view of
Hurricane Lili making landfall taken at 10:15 p.m. EDT on Oct. 3, 2002.
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Lili moves over land, people in the path of the hurricane are cautioned
not to venture outside during the relative calm of the eye because winds
will increase suddenly from the opposite direction. (Click NOAA
satellite image for larger view of Hurricane Lili after the storm moved
inland taken at 3:45 p.m. EDT on Oct. 3, 2002. Click
here for high resolution version of this image, which is a large file.
Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible in association with Lili. These rains could cause dangerous flooding. Isolated tornadoes are possible over eastern Louisiana and central south Mississippi Thursday.
warning remains in effect from east of High Island, Texas, to the mouth
of the Mississippi River. A tropical storm warning remains in effect from
east of the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Alabama/Florida border,
including New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. The coastal warnings will
likely be discontinued later Thursday.
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