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Tropical Depression No. 16 forms in SW Caribbean Sea, forecast to head into Gulf of Mexico

Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 10:45:00-04

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Depression No. 16 has formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.

The storm system is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters will initiate advisories at 11 a.m. on the tropical depression.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Amite River at Maurepas (until further notice): current stage is 4.1’; flood stage is 4.0’. The level will fluctuate between 4’ and 4.5’ due to elevated winds and tides over the next five days.

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