Barry expected to be hurricane at landfall

As much as 2 feet of rain is possible in central Louisiana, with heavy rainfall totals stretching well into Mississippi and even Arkansas.
1:36 | 07/13/19

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Very humbling the Gulf Coast even before it makes landfall with Kenny green and strongly was wrong when you don't want. Of thousands without homework. Don't worry about what category this is or whether it's a tropical storm. Army can store this is a rain event and. It's doing search being. On city streets and New Orleans. Prepared for the worst bottom line is stay up to street. For the first time in history full of the city's flood gates are closed and residents were urged to shelter in place. I it I have a lot of war and happened to me and I got to begin preparing. In nearby Jefferson Parish officials ordering curfews and who some area mandatory evacuations. And encouraging residents who. To say to secure. Their property. Residents should make sure that. That items outside of their homes are secure and that's something we've been trying to stress. This morning a number of major airlines are canceling flights to the area. This is the height of the Mississippi River has ever seen with a storm of this magnitude slamming Louisiana. The governor is remaining cautiously optimistic wont be Army Corps of Engineers. Confident the upgraded levees will contained in Mississippi at least in New Orleans. Crumbled levees to the pump this is going to be a major test to this system not just here but all across the state but again officials say well. This is going to be a dangerous storm they do not expect a repeat of Katrina. It was her ABC news new Portland's.

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