New Orleans is already getting flooded by what could turn into a hurricane

(CNN)The first tropical system to slam the US this year is expected to make landfall as a hurricane. But days before landfall, it’s already walloping New Orleans with widespread flooding. “We took in about 2 feet of water in our basement/ground floor level,” Catalano said. “I’m very concerned about the impending storm, with the Mississippi River near flood stage. I’m very worried about more flooding.” Indeed, the worst is yet to come. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said about 10 to 15 inches of rain could fall within 24 hours between Friday and Saturday. “That is a short time period for such an intense” rainfall, Edwards said. Even worse: The slow-moving storm is crawling at about 3 to 5 mph, …

This Is How 8 Different Locations Around The World Look Across The Four Seasons

Nature’s extraordinary ability to change shows it’s alive and always ready to surprise. Each season is painted with fascinating contrasts, vivid colors and magical atmospheres, and although there are four official seasons, none of them look the same in different corners of the world. If you don’t have to change wardrobe every quarter of the year, you can only recognize two – wet and dry – seasons or your surroundings look a bit monochromatic, this is a perfect opportunity to experience, explore and compare the four seasons across the world! #1 Bethesda Terrace (New York, USA) You may think of New York as back-to-back buildings and hustle, and that’s certainly part of the appeal for New Yorkers and visitors alike. …