• Hurricane Barry is causing water to spill over river levees southeast of North Orleans - and much more rain is still coming

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Hurricane Barry , a Category 1 storm, is moving over coastal Louisiana.
    Video clips show a Mississippi River levee in Myrtle Grove, Louisiana being overtopped by floodwater.
    The flooding affects Plaquemines Parish, where a mandatory evacuation was ordered on Thursday. Other levees in the parish are also being overtopped.
    Experts are worried that other levees along the Mississippi River could also be overtopped, since heavy rains are still to come.
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    Water is spilling over the top of several levees in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, which sits along...
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  • Video shows man swimming in Mississippi River during Tropical Storm Barry

    Video shows man swimming in Mississippi River during Tropical Storm Barry

    6 days ago - By WGN TV

    NEW ORLEANS - Musician Glen David Andrews came across a man swimming in the Mississippi River near the French Quarter during Tropical Storm Barry.
    Andrews was walking up to the river across from Jackson Square when he spotted the unidentified daredevil .
    “Man, you gotta be crazy swimming in that river,” Andrews said.
    Despite his misgivings about the stunt, Andrews streamed the man's quick dip on his Facebook page.
    While swimming in the Mississippi River is not advisable under even the calmest conditions, the river has been swollen to record heights for months.
    Combine that with the early...
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