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Mississippi River Swells and Threatens Louisiana Levees

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Published on July 12, 2019 -

Mississippi River Swells and Threatens Louisiana Levees

Flood fears rise in parts of Louisiana as tropical storm Barry continues to develop in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mississippi River Swells and Threatens Louisiana Levees

- - flood fears in parts of - louisiana as tropical storm - barry continues to develop in - the gulf of mexico.

- after months of record setting- rain fall, the mississippi rive- has been at flood stage in- louisiana longer than any other- time in history.- the lower mississippi river in- louisiana saw a continued - flooding event since february.- the army corps of engineers is- confident the levee system- that protects new orleans from- the kind of flooding that - happened during katrina will- hold during this storm.

- the mississippi river is- currently expected to - crest after the storm at 19 fee- - just under the 20-25 feet of- protection the levee system - offers.

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