Barry's Threat to New Orleans Lessens, Key Floodgates to Reopen
Barry remains a tropical storm, however its threat to the New Orleans area has lessened. The National Weather Service now predicts widespread rainfall totals in the six-to-ten inch range, with locally higher amounts possible. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday, June 14.
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East will begin the process of reopening floodgates in an effort to assist with rail, emergency routes, and river commerce. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., crews will be dispatched to open the Highway 11 and Highway 90 floodgates, key river gates along the cruise terminal, and several rail line gates.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Orleans Parish and a Storm Surge Warning remains in effect only in areas outside the levee system, including Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine, and Irish Bayou.