A look at New Orleans’ defenses against water threats

Credit: Seattle Times- Published on July 11, 2019
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river. Tropical storms and hurricanes send storm surges pushing up against the city’s outer defenses. That’s what happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina’s surge caused widespread levee failures and left 80 percent of the...

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Published on July 10, 2019 -  00:23
Flash flood emergency declared in New Orleans as streets overrun with water
New Orleans is being hit with widespread flooding and anticipation of a possible hurricane as a flash flooding emergency and tornado warning were declared today (July 10). "It's the worst I've ever seen," said Paige, the filmer. The National Hurricane Center predicts Tropical Storm Barry will form in the Gulf of Mexico by Thursday and strengthen to a hurricane by Saturday, when it's expected to make landfall in Louisiana. The tropical system has already spawned its first tornado warning and flash flood emergency, both in the New Orleans area.

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