Preparing for Cristobal

June 04, 2020

2020 has brought its fair share of challenges, and it continues with the start of hurricane season.

The season began just this week, and we are already dealing with a storm in the Gulf of Mexico. 

As of Thursday afternoon, Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression as it moved inland from Mexico’s Gulf coast toward the Guatemalan border.

The storm has brought flooding and winds which have already caused the deaths of six people.

But don't let the weakening fool you. Cristobal is predicted to turn northward toward the U.S. and head directly for Louisiana.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it is expected to begin strengthening once it moves back over the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday.

Cristobal is forecast to be out in the central Gulf on Sunday and could be nearing the U.S. Gulf Coast by late Sunday or Monday. 

We caught up with Rev. Elaine Burleigh with the Office of Missional Outreach and Engagement, who gave us five tips on how to prepare now for the storm, and for that matter, the coming hurricane season.