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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:13 PM

Flooding Swamps New Orleans; Possible Hurricane Coming Next; Levee Concerns


By CHEVEL JOHNSON and JANET McCONNAUGHEY
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A storm swamped New Orleans streets and paralyzed traffic Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather was on the way: a possible hurricane that could strike the Gulf Coast and raise the Mississippi River to the brim of the city’s protective levees.

The storm was associated with an atmospheric disturbance in the Gulf that forecasters said was on track to strengthen into a hurricane by the weekend. The National Hurricane Center expected the system to become a tropical depression by Thursday morning, a tropical storm by Thursday night and a hurricane on Friday.


Lines of thunderstorms ranged far out into the Gulf and battered New Orleans, where as much as 8 inches (18 centimeters) of rain fell over a three-hour period, officials said.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and said National Guard troops and high-water vehicles would be positioned all over the state in advance of more heavy rain.

“The entire coast of Louisiana is at play in this storm,” Edwards said.

Forecasters said Louisiana could see up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain by Monday, with isolated areas receiving as much as 18 inches (46 centimeters).

The additional rain could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans, officials said.

A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans said the agency was not expecting widespread overtopping of the levees, but there are concerns for areas south of the city. The weather service expects the river to rise to 20 feet (6 meters) by Saturday morning at a key gauge in the New Orleans area, which is protected by levees 20 to 25 feet (6 to 7.6 meters) high.

The Corps was working with local officials to identify low-lying areas and reinforce them, he said. He cautioned that the situation may change as more information arrives.

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Reply Flooding Swamps New Orleans; Possible Hurricane Coming Next; Levee Concerns (Original post)
RCW2014 Jul 2019 OP
D26-15 Jul 2019 #1
RCW2014 Jul 2019 #4
D26-15 Jul 2019 #5
RCW2014 Jul 2019 #7
Red Bull Jul 2019 #2
Grumpy Pickle Jul 2019 #6
Magyar Heidinn Jul 2019 #3
rampartb Jul 2019 #8
RCW2014 Jul 2019 #9
rampartb Jul 2019 #10
BigKahunna2.0 Jul 2019 #11
rampartb Jul 2019 #12


Response to D26-15 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:43 PM

4. Drained out pretty good in over the last 11hours, indeed.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:53 PM

5. Yep, dry as an old bone.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 09:16 PM

7. That fucking shithole needs a good flushing every 24 hours anyway. Be there, saw that...

Nasty.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:29 PM

2. They live under Sea Level, on their own!

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Response to Red Bull (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:55 PM

6. Stooooopid choice.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:33 PM

3. Dumbfuckery is is a choice.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

8. rough morning yesterday

a little dryer now.

if you don't hear from me for a few days it is because the ol' lady and I are on the roof.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:13 PM

9. Whereabouts you at?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:05 AM

10. new orleans, a few blocks from the river.

yesterday we got 8 inches in 2 hours.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:59 AM

11. Good luck, hope you are prepared and everything works out down there

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Response to BigKahunna2.0 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

12. thanks. maybe over in a few days.

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