Tropical Weather

Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today said the state is preparing a category one hurricane to hit the state sometime Saturday. "This is going to be a major weather event for a huge portion of the state," said Edwards. "The more information we get, the more concerned we are it's going to be an...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
With Tropical Storm Barry predicted to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane just west of Morgan City in two days, officials in the New Orleans area have been announcing their preparations. Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has declared a state of emergency. "Mandatory evacuations have been...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
Forecasters tracking a Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico are stressing that the system has the potential to dump extremely heavy rain on Louisiana and Mississippi. "Some areas (we don't know where) could get up to 25 inches of rain. That's a real problem," National Hurricane Center...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a news conference Thursday morning to appraise citizens of the city's preparations as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana. The mayor said New Orleans is under a Tropical Storm Watch. "There has been a shift eastward, and this means that there would be a...
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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 11, 2019 - 10:12 am
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Hunters have found a center of circulation around a tropical low in the Gulf of Mexico, and they have now named they system Tropical Storm Barry. "Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds...
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More than 8,000 people in Plaquemines Parish are now under mandatory evacuation amid fears water in the Mississippi River could overtop the levees. Homeland Security Director Patrick Harvey says everyone needs to leave the entire Eastbank of Plaquemines Parish and everything from Oakville to Venice...
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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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The National Hurricane Center says winds have increased slightly in the Gulf of Mexico. "Reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts," Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said. He says, however, a tropical depression still...
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New Orleans and Jefferson Parish do not offer sandbags. Other parishes do, but require proof of residency. Here is the list... ST. CHARLES PARISH: East Bank Bridge Park West Bank Bridge Park Montz Recreation Park Bayou Gauche Road at the foot of the bridge by the entrance to the island ST. TAMMANY...
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