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Is there any chance they consider evacuating low-lying areas of the city? (Or is it already too late since flooding has already started?)
 

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Yikes. Sounds like what we had here on Monday. What part of the city is that in?
Downtown near the intersection of Poydras and St. Charles.

No option to leave right now. Everything is flooded. At least her car is on the 4th floor of the parking garage.
 

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Upgraded to a Flash Flood Emergency for New Orleans:

Flash Flood Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
902 AM CDT Wed Jul 10 2019

LAC071-101545-
/O.CON.KLIX.FF.W.0025.000000T0000Z-190710T1545Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Orleans LA-
902 AM CDT Wed Jul 10 2019

...THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NEW ORLEANS...

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 AM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN ORLEANS PARISH...

At 859 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned
area. 5 to 6 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is already
occurring with numerous streets and underpasses severely flooded and
some road closures.

THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NEW ORLEANS. This is a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
New Orleans, Gretna, Arabi and Lakefront Airport.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the
warned area.
 
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From NHC:

Special Message from NHC​
Issued 10 Jul 2019 14:27 UTC​

NHC will initiate advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Two at 10 am CDT.
 

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Some notes from the NHC advisory:

...TROPICAL CYCLONE EXPECTED TO FORM BY THURSDAY OVER THE
NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO...
...STORM SURGE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ISSUED AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.5N 86.4W
ABOUT 170 MI...270 KM ESE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 240 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued from the Mouth of the Pearl
River to Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from the Mouth of the
Mississippi River to Morgan City, Louisiana.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours, and the
disturbance is forecast to become a tropical depression Thursday
morning, a tropical storm Thursday night, and a hurricane on Friday.

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And this is when we’re still probably over 72 hours out from landfall. If the current model forecasts verify, this is going to be catastrophic.
 

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It is unprecedented. I don't think we've had a crest that high with the modern levee system in place.
I hope their predictions are wrong. Unfortunately they do a very good job getting it right, at least up here in N AL. I'm sure there's extra uncertainty though in this instance. Fingers crossed.
 

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