Louisiana braces for epic flooding from Tropical Storm Barry

Louisiana braces for epic flooding from Tropical Storm Barry 1

 

Tropical Storm Barry presents New Orleans with an unprecedented problem, according to the National Weather Service. The Mississippi River, which is usually at 6 to 8 feet in midsummer in the Big Easy, is now at 16 feet, owing to record flooding that's taken place this year all along the waterway.

In the meantime, Barry is spinning away in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening a storm surge of 2 to 3 feet at the mouth of the river, said Jeffrey Graschel, a hydrologist with the weather service's Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, Louisiana.
The unusual confluence of factors adds up to a forecast that has the river cresting Saturday at 19 feet, a level not seen since February 1950 and about 2.3 feet shy of the record set in April 1922, the weather service said Thursday.

"Look, there are three ways that Louisiana floods: storm surge, high rivers and rain," Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. "We're going to have all three." States of emergency have been declared in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes. Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish have instituted mandatory evacuations as a precaution in low-lying areas or those outside major levees.
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52 Comments on "Louisiana braces for epic flooding from Tropical Storm Barry"

  1. Angelus Tenebris | July 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM | Reply

    … Get your “HELP!” signs ready!

    • Mister Morgan | July 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM | Reply

      @Vivian Perino plenty of money to spread around now that Planned Parenthood is defunded and the crimigrants are being deported.

    • Yea as usual. Again and again. Geez just move already. Easier said than done but this will keep happening.

    • wwwaimiecapricecom | July 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM | Reply

      No, they have spent it on giving the illegal immigrants healthcare, food and shelter while they imprisoned their own in squander.

  2. Janne Strang | July 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM | Reply

    Will be wet. From the standpoint of water.

  3. Billymadisons Shampoo | July 12, 2019 at 10:27 AM | Reply

    Y’all hurry up and call me when u get to South Carolina. I’ll keep the porch light on, gods speed my friends. Making pallets in the living room, y’all hurry.

  4. Rayan animates | July 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM | Reply

    I wanna know when we run out of names

  5. Deborah Bell | July 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM | Reply

    New Orleans is not going to be able to pump their way out of this I’m afraid the mayor even said so

  6. derek starkjr | July 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM | Reply

    Good time to have a raft over there.

  7. Donny Douchebag | July 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM | Reply

    Looks like this one could be “tremendously wet” folks..

  8. Be wary of Pennywise the clown.

  9. Voo Doo city I’ll be praying for y’all

  10. CandyGirlタ♡高橋 | July 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Reply

    Sounds scary. I hope everyone will be ok

  11. Julliette Flower | July 12, 2019 at 11:04 AM | Reply

    Prayers for Louisiana. 🙏🏻

  12. Stake your claim in the Superdome now, before the warlords take all the best luxury boxes! BYOTP! ✊🏾👍🏾

  13. Dean Griffin | July 12, 2019 at 11:12 AM | Reply

    Trump just signed an executive order to send paper towels to the area.

  14. not a channel | July 12, 2019 at 11:13 AM | Reply

    Can the next hurricane be named nature valley

  15. Truthus Maximus | July 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    Barry’s headed strait up John Berman’s meat-pipe.

  16. Mitch McTurtle | July 12, 2019 at 11:16 AM | Reply

    Holy snappin turtles!

  17. Ardaffa F Firdaus | July 12, 2019 at 11:22 AM | Reply

    Just notice that Bianna who was former of CBS This Morning is so Anchor on CNN… Wow
    But, i hope for everyone to stay safe there

  18. I don’t know if “epic” is a good word to use,makes it sound like it’s gonna be fun.

  19. American IDIOT | July 12, 2019 at 11:36 AM | Reply

    Now this would not happen if you had raked the leaves off the swamp in Louisiana!

  20. Concrete Lightbulb | July 12, 2019 at 11:37 AM | Reply

    The annual throwing of the paper towels event is about to commence, everybody grab your “I don’t really care, do u?” jacket.

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