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Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Jul 12
2:00 PM
Tropical Storm Barry

Voluntary Evacuation Called for Areas Outside Levees

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for areas outside of the levee system in Orleans Parish, including Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine, and Irish Bayou, with a surge between three to six feet possible. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority (SLFPA) East will close the Highway 90 floodgate at 6:00 p.m. tonight or as conditions dictate. Due to the closure and anticipated high water on the roadways, public safety personnel will be unable to respond to calls for service. For this reason, the City of New Orleans is calling for a voluntary evacuation for these areas outside of levee protection.