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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:07 PM

2. Much of New Orleans remains underwater after more than 8 inches of rain inundated the city Wednesday

Last edited Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:53 PM - Edit history (4)

https://news.yahoo.com/new-orleans-already-underwater-as-potential-hurricane-closes-in-on-gulf-coast-182631469.html
New Orleans already underwater as tropical storm approaches, Yahoo News, 7/11/19

... As it slowly approaches land, Barry is expected to drop up to 20 inches of additional rain to the region between Friday and Sunday, enough to potentially top levees that help protect New Orleans.

In addition to Barry’s massive rainfall, the storm is projected to bring a 3- to 6-foot surge, which is especially concerning given that the Mississippi River — swollen from months of record-setting rains across several heartland states — is expected to crest at 19 feet above sea level over the weekend. Levee heights along sections of the river that protect neighborhoods such as the Lower Ninth Ward, Bywater, Algiers and St. Bernard Parish are listed at 20 feet.

Many parts of the French Quarter are already flooded ...


EDITED 9:20 P.M. 7/12/19 to add --

Another such from USA Today, with lots of pics and videos

New Orleans is already flooded — and the worst may be yet to come: Forecasters are predicting a hurricane
Published 10:45 p.m. ET July 10, 2019 | Updated 9:33 a.m. ET July 11, 2019
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/10/new-orleans-already-flooded-hurricane-on-way/1699836001/

And the New Orleans Times Picayune, updated July 10 11:24 AM
New Orleans flooding caused by sudden rain in what might be 'a taste of what could occur'
https://www.nola.com/news/article_e7cd222a-a329-11e9-8b2d-ab8749f9d28a.html

A massive thunderstorm swept into the New Orleans area Wednesday, dropping several inches of rain that flooded streets, homes and businesses in a prelude to the likely hurricane that forecasters expect will hit in the next two days.

The intense storm left the metro area scrambling to clean up after a day of flooded first floors, engulfed vehicles and hours-long traffic jams across wide swaths of the city, including in many neighborhoods that rarely—if ever—see street flooding.

... The rain left the city once again swamped and residents scrambling to dry out, a scenario that has been replaying itself with alarming frequency.
(more details of flooded areas follow)

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