New Orleans residents on high alert for flooding

New Orleans residents on high alert for flooding

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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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