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Old 07-11-2019, 08:07 AM
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The streets are already flooded due to heavy rain. Who will get blamed this time?



New Orleans, already grappling with extreme weather, may face hurricane by week's end
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A hurricane may come to Louisiana by week's end, something that could raise the Mississippi River to the brim of the protective levees of New Orleans.

A major storm has currently swamped the city’s streets, and it paralyzed traffic Wednesday.

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 of rain fell over a three-hour period Wednesday morning, officials said.

Plaquemines Parish issued a state of emergency out of precaution.

“Plaquemines Parish Government has taken all precautions in preparing for Tropical Storm Barry,” said the parish’s presidentKirk Lepine. “Additional rainfall, high winds and storm surge are expected.”

Wednesday’s flooding was reminiscent of floodwaters that surprised the city during an August 2017 rain. That flood exposed major problems at the agency overseeing street drainage. It led to personnel shakeups at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and required major repair efforts.

On Wednesday, the board said 118 of 120 drainage pumps were operational and the agency was fully staffed. But the agency’s director says that much rain in such a short time would have overwhelmed any drainage system.

Mississippi and Texas were also at risk of torrential rains.


Gulf Coast braces for heavy rain, flash flooding as potential hurricane forms offshoreVideo

In New Orleans, streets turned into small, swift rivers that overturned garbage cans and picked up pieces of floating wood. Water was up to the doors of many cars. Other vehicles were abandoned. Kayakers paddled their way down some streets.

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 of rain by Monday, with isolated areas receiving as much as 18 inches.

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

“We’re confident the levees themselves are in good shape. The big focus is height,” spokesman Ricky Boyett 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 river was expected to rise to 20 feet by late Friday at a key gauge in New Orleans. The area is protected by levees 20 to 25 feet high, he said.

The corps was working with local officials to identify any low-lying areas and reinforce them, he said.

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It's Bush's fault.......errrr Trump's fault.
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Barry? Head’s Up Louisiana and Northern Gulf Region…

Posted on July 10, 2019by sundance
A storm is gaining strength in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the National Hurricane Center is now predicting organization to hurricane strength late Friday. If you live in a gulf coast community pay attention to storm updates.

At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 27.7 North, longitude 88.0 West. The system is moving toward the west-southwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A motion toward the west is expected on Thursday, followed by a west-northwest motion on Friday and a northwestward motion by early Saturday. On the forecast track, the system is expected to approach the Louisiana coast this weekend.



Maximum sustained winds remain near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the disturbance is forecast to become a tropical depression early Thursday, a tropical storm by late Thursday, and a hurricane by late Friday. (LINK)

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Nephew and SO have wedding scheduled for Sat in NO. Lucky them.
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Cat 1 at best more likely a TD. Lot to do about nothing.
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Has to be MMGW.
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Cat 1 at best more likely a TD. Lot to do about nothing.
How else we be gettin our lootin done?
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It's Bush's fault.......errrr Trump's fault.
Yes, bush gifted President Trump his hurricane machine I'm sure.

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Cat 1 at best more likely a TD. Lot to do about nothing.
Problem is NO is 17 feet below sea level. Spit and it floods.
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Originally Posted by MagRedConv View Post
Yes, bush gifted President Trump his hurricane machine I'm sure.



Problem is NO is 17 feet below sea level. Spit and it floods.
Yep....

here is is one of the several dozen pumps like it that dewater the city....this gem is a million gallon a minute axial flow unit.


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You would think by now they would move.
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Yep....

here is is one of the several dozen pumps like it that dewater the city....this gem is a million gallon a minute axial flow unit.


They're going to need a bigger pump.
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Originally Posted by MagRedConv View Post
Yes, bush gifted President Trump his hurricane machine I'm sure.



Problem is NO is 17 feet below sea level. Spit and it floods.


Which it already has. A projected 20' storm surge turns even a minor hurricane into a threat:

Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

Hopefully the cite will fare better this time in light of the costs incurred post-Katrina.
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Climate change!!!!!!
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Just pray, that will fix it
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Living through it. The floods yesterday were from 8" of rain coming down in 2-3 hours. No pump , nor natural drainage can keep up with that amount. I sat and watch it from my office��. Craziest thing I've seen.
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Why people choose to live in that area is beyond me. They get flooded out, cry for fed aid, rebuild, get flooded out and the beat goes on.
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Great, sounds like NOLA is going to flush the toilet again. I just hope Houston doesn't get all the turds like last time.
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Great, sounds like NOLA is going to flush the toilet again. I just hope Houston doesn't get all the turds like last time.
Oh, you know it will. I was living in Austin when Katrina hit; couldn't wait for those ***** to get out. Crime rates sky rocketed.
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The city didn't flood from rainstorms 20-30 years ago. Oh it rained allot, and streets got wet, then. But the water was handled. Now, after gross mis-management, along with prioritizing statues and dis-harmony, The City let's their citizens' cars and businesses routinely flood. The Mayor even stated yesterday, "There's nothing we can do about it."
Yes there is. Elect competent people.
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