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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:54 am

Headlines at-

https://www.nola.com/news/business/

Coast Guard shutting Mississippi to all vessel traffic; Ports remain closed ahead of storm

Entergy warns of possible widespread storm outages, adds more crews

Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport faces long lines, widespread flight cancellations as storm nears

New Orleans hotels feeling early impact of Tropical Storm Barry as cancellations spike across city
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:35 am

CNN Breaking News

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Barry has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as it nears landfall along the Louisiana Coast. Follow live updates: https://cnn.it/2O2XQ5c
Mississippi River at New Orleans crested at 17" due to storm surge and has gone down slightly. Could crest again from rain.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:43 am

Lake Pontchartrain is flooding in Mandeville, Louisiana

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropic ... ca66393a68
Ludovico Torri woke up this morning to find his neighborhood in Mandeville, Louisiana, flooded, as well as the area under his home.

"The waves from the lake are crashing onto the land as if it is all one big lake," he said. "The water is rising too. In the last hour and a half, the water is up a foot. We’re stuck in the house with four kids and the car is almost flooding."

Torri said the wind is getting stronger and "the water is rising and rising."
Mandeville is at the northern end of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:47 am

Coast Guard rescued those 12 people (and a cat.) CG getting additional requests for rescues.
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Post by Kendra » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am

So, do we even have an *acting* FEMA director?

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Post by Addie » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:59 am

Category 1 now? (Ooops, that was a question.)

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:03 pm

This is about 20 miles south of New Orleans.

One of two levees not reinforced after Katrina is now overtopping in 15 spots

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropic ... index.html
Fifteen spots along the levee at Myrtle Grove have overtopped and “the water is coming over the levee pretty good,” Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser tells CNN.

He said the levee can withstand a few hours of overtopping before they breach, but if the levee fails, waters could flood a good portion of Plaquemines Parish, including Ironton.

This levee is one of two levees that haven’t been updated with the money they got from Katrina, Nungesser said.

The parish is currently working on rounding up about 300 to 500 cattle in airboats before overtopped water makes it impossible to get them to safety.
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:04 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:35 am
CNN Breaking News

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Barry has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as it nears landfall along the Louisiana Coast. Follow live updates: https://cnn.it/2O2XQ5c
Mississippi River at New Orleans crested at 17" due to storm surge and has gone down slightly. Could crest again from rain.
As far as I can tell, that is a predicted storm surge, not the actual crest. The SLOSH graph showed it happening tomorrow around 10-noon.

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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:04 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:43 am
Lake Pontchartrain is flooding in Mandeville, Louisiana
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Post by Slim Cognito » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:05 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:03 pm
This is about 20 miles south of New Orleans.

One of two levees not reinforced after Katrina is now overtopping in 15 spots

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropic ... index.html
Fifteen spots along the levee at Myrtle Grove have overtopped and “the water is coming over the levee pretty good,” Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser tells CNN.

He said the levee can withstand a few hours of overtopping before they breach, but if the levee fails, waters could flood a good portion of Plaquemines Parish, including Ironton.

This levee is one of two levees that haven’t been updated with the money they got from Katrina, Nungesser said.

The parish is currently working on rounding up about 300 to 500 cattle in airboats before overtopped water makes it impossible to get them to safety.
Not to make light of a very serious situation, but I'd pay to watch that.
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:14 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:03 pm
This is about 20 miles south of New Orleans.

One of two levees not reinforced after Katrina is now overtopping in 15 spots

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropic ... index.html
Fifteen spots along the levee at Myrtle Grove have overtopped and “the water is coming over the levee pretty good,” Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser tells CNN.

He said the levee can withstand a few hours of overtopping before they breach, but if the levee fails, waters could flood a good portion of Plaquemines Parish, including Ironton.

This levee is one of two levees that haven’t been updated with the money they got from Katrina, Nungesser said.

The parish is currently working on rounding up about 300 to 500 cattle in airboats before overtopped water makes it impossible to get them to safety.
Not to make light of a very serious situation, but I'd pay to watch that.
They don't actually put them ON the boat, they herd them into the trailers with the airboats, but you can watch them do that here...
https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/loca ... d9ff93ebe9

CNN has terrible coverage with a lot of inaccuracies. Check out some of the local tv and radio stations for more accurate info.

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Post by Slim Cognito » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 pm

I live in Florida so I know what airboats are. I was picturing more of a rodeo roundup with them.

Thanks for the link. I know Hubs will want to watch this. He's been itching to buy an airboat for years.

Just watched the clip. Thankfully, the water isn't too high yet and hopefully all the cattle will be saved this time. It's always uplifting to see people come together like this to help each other.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:42 pm

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:43 pm

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Post by Maybenaut » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:47 pm

Kendra wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
So, do we even have an *acting* FEMA director?
Peter Gaynor.

https://www.fema.gov/leadership
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:01 pm

At-

https://www.nola.com/

How Barry's slow development canceled Mississippi River surge flooding threat in New Orleans

People on rooftops in Terrebonne Parish rescued by Coast Guard as Hurricane Barry approaches

Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport remains open but all early Saturday flights canceled ahead of Barry

Cancellation of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority convention leads to enormous food donation

Full list of south Louisiana evacuation orders for Barry: Voluntary in New Orleans, others mandatory
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:10 pm

From a friend in NOLA, who had more damage from the Wed rain than he'll probably have from Turtlecane Barry.
Noon update... light wind gusts, some quick bands of rain moving through.. do not believe all that you see in the national media. We are fine. The city is shut down and the national news needs to make money so they are sensationalizing every little thing. Barry is a very slow-moving storm and will dump lots of water somewhere. Since Katrina, it is almost like people want to see something bad happen here to say "oh, that's too bad. They shouldn't even be there". Well, we are still here and stubborn as ever! My thoughts and prayers go out to those that may suffer from the effects of the storm, thankfully, it is not us.... this time....

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Post by Kendra » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Maybenaut wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Kendra wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
So, do we even have an *acting* FEMA director?
Peter Gaynor.

https://www.fema.gov/leadership
TY. I didn't have time for google.

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:57 pm

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Barry is moving slowly at about 5 mph. The center is projected to pass thru central LA and AR then turn NE to hit IL, IN and OH. Most of the rain is to the east and south of the center. This will dump a lot of rain into the Mississippi watershed.
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 pm

Interesting storm path, can't say it looks good for this Midwest.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:27 pm


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STORM SURGE cutting through LEVEE at two locations here in St Marys Parish, LA south of Midway at 418 pm. This is why mandatory evacuation has been issued @breakingweather @accuweather @NWSLakeCharles #Barry

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This is either the West or East Bayou Sale Levee.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:54 pm

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Post by Lani » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:59 pm

Updates from 2 hours ago. Power outages, impassable roads, flooding, closed airport. Not as horrible as it might have been, but it doesn't feel that way to folks who have significant losses. Lots of photos at the link.

Tropical Storm Barry Impacts: Evacuations Continue as Water Overtops Three Levees in Louisiana
https://weather.com/news/news/2019-07-1 ... na-impacts
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