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Thomas Perumean
August 19, 2019 - 6:35 am
Now that the Mississippi River is safely below flood stage again, projects that were stalled because of the water level crisis can get underway, again. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports the Army Corps of Engineers put a moratorium on digging and construction of projects like pools,...
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Chris Miller
July 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
After a record 79 consecutive days of operation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completely closed the Bonnet Carré spillway Saturday. The Corps announced the closure today in a post to its Twitter account. The Bonnet Carre spillway was completely closed as of Saturday, July 27th #2019Floodfight...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2019 - 11:23 am
After a record-setting year of flood-fighting on the Mississippi River, another record is being set today: Day 76 of the Bonnet Carre spillway being open. "It's certainly been a long season for us," said Derek Boese, Chief Administrative Office with the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a short walk down the steps, dove...
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July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
( WWL ) -- Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk in New Orleans on Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a...
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Chris Miller
July 12, 2019 - 10:30 pm
The Mississippi River, which for days has been forecast to have a sudden surge in height in the New Orleans area, is now forecast to barely increase, and to stay well within the limits of its levees. According to the National Weather Service, it appears the storm-surge influenced crest has already...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 10:58 am
The National Weather Service has revised its Mississippi River forecast for New Orleans. The service is now predicting a 19' crest early Saturday afternoon. The @nwslmrfc has lowered the forecast for the Mississippi River at New Orleans to 19ft. The previous forecast was 20ft. Highest water levels...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 7:56 am
(UPDATE: The National Weather Service has revised the forecast since this article was published. CLICK HERE for the update ) The river forecast for the lower Mississippi still holds, calling for a 20-foot crest around 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. As the surge from what is expected to be Hurricane...
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Scoot
July 10, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The sudden, massive rain that hit the New Orleans area this morning is just a reminder that there are some things that we cannot control or even predict. As the city of New Orleans was preparing for the effects of a weather system that moved into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to grow into a...
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has issued a State of Emergency ahead of the potential impacts of the low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. She says while the impacts on the city are still not clear, they are anticipating impacts. "We are monitoring the potential threat," Cantrell said...
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