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Louisiana declares state of emergency as storm develops into hurricane

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New Orleans is already experiencing flooding and Mississippi River is forecast to reach tops of levees by FridayNew Orleans is battling flash flooding and is in a state of emergency, on hurricane watch, as the city prepares for its biggest test since the catastrophic failure of the city’s flood protection levees during the deadly Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city when 80% of it was flooded in 2005.A huge storm in the Gulf of Mexico was on Thursday soon expected to tighten into a whirling tempest and gather enough speed to be designated as a named system – in this case storm Barry – as it approaches the coast, with landfall expected on Saturday. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/10/mississippi-river-levees-new-orleans-rain-flooding

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Publish date : 2019-07-11 12:04:43

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