UPDATE 4 PM Central: New Orleans Still Facing Flood Crisis — This Weekend Mississippi River Now At 19 Feet in Levees PLUS Cat 1 Hurricane Barry Made Saturday Noon Land Fall. Winds Slowed to Tropical Storm, But More Than 20 Inches of Rain Expected.

“This is going to be a major weather event for a huge portion of the state of Louisiana. The more information we get, the more concerned we are it's going to be an extreme rain event for large portions of the state.”

— John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana

“We have had high-water events in hurricane season, but we have NEVER had a water elevation forecast like this.”

— Spokesman Ricky Boyett, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers,  New Orleans District in Louisiana


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