Tropical Storm Bill (2003)
Tropical Storm Bill was a tropical storm that affected the Gulf Coast of the United States in the summer of 2003. It was the second storm of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second tropical storm to make landfall in the U.S. that year. The storm caused over $50 million in damage and left hundreds of thousands of people without electric power. It caused 41 thousand barrels of oil and over 610 million cubic feet of gas to be lost in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Tropical Storm Bill was a tropical storm that affected the Gulf Coast of the United States in the summer of 2003. Bill developed from a tropical wave on June 29 to the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. It slowly organized as it moved northward, and reached a peak of 60 miles per hour shortly before making landfall in south-central Louisiana. Bill quickly weakened over land, and as it accelerated to the northeast, moisture from the storm, combined with cold air from an approaching cold front, produced an outbreak of 34 tornadoes. Bill became extratropical on July 2, and was absorbed by the cold front later that day. Throughout its path, Tropical Storm Bill caused around USD 50 million in damage and four deaths. The threat of Bill caused 41 oil platforms and 11 oil rigs to evacuate. It resulted in a loss of over 71 thousand barrels of oil and 610million cubic feet of gas. It was the second storm of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second tropical storm to make landfall in the U.S. that year. It also produced a moderate storm surge, causing tidal flooding. Two people drowned from rough surf in Florida. The storm caused over $50 million in damage and left hundreds of thousands of people without electric power. It is the second most expensive tropical storm in American history, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It caused 41 thousand barrels of oil and over 610 million cubic feet of gas to be lost in the Gulf of Mexico. Bill was the third most costly tropical storm of 2003, after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. It became a tropical cyclone on July 3 near the Tennessee–Virginia border.
It continued northeastward until reaching the Atlantic Ocean on July 4. It has since been absorbed by a cold front and is no longer classified as a tropical depression. It remains a remnant low pressure area in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and is now a remnant tropical storm. It produced 34 tornadoes in Louisiana, which caused moderate damage and a few minor flooding in the state. The National Weather Service issued flash flood watches and a tornado watch for large portions of the Gulf coast prior to the storm making landfall. The American Red Cross mobilized workers and brought food, water, and other supplies to the state prior to Bill’s arrival. Louisiana Governor Mike Foster declared a statewide emergency, though few residents followed the recommendation of the state’s emergency management officials, though he declared a voluntary evacuation for some low-lying areas. In Louisiana, many universities and government offices were closed before the storm made landfall, and many government offices closed as well as summer-wheeled vehicles, and closed summer camps and summer camps along the coastline. It moved onshore at peak intensity, and quickly weakened to a depression over land as it slowed to a northeastward motion. On June 29, following the development of a closed circulation, the system organized into Tropical Depression Three while located about 40 miles north of Progreso, Yuc atán. The depression quickly strengthened to become Tropical storm Bill later on June29.
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