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New Orleans residents on high alert for flooding

CBS News Saturday, 13 July 2019
New Orleans is below sea level -- and Barry will test the safeguards that the city put in place following the devastation from Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. Residents felt a sigh of relief after forecasters said the Mississippi River is expected to crest at about 17 feet on Monday, and not 19 feet as earlier predicted. The levees protecting the city range from about 20 to 25 feet in height, so they will do much to protect from flood waters. But businesses and residents alike are taking their own steps to prepare themselves for what is to come. Omar Villafranca reports.
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News video: New Orleans Residents Fill Hundreds of Sandbags Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

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Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, prepared on Friday, July 12, for approaching Tropical Storm Barry, which was expected to hit central Louisiana’s coast on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. As of the afternoon of July 11, Tropical Storm Barry was moving west northwest at 5 mph...

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