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Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

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Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

How is NO expected to fare when the flood hits? Thinking of a late June trip and want your thoughts?

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1. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

Exracer16--No one seemed too worried about it in New Orleans. The river is high but the city is dry.

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2. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

The locals are not the least bit concerned. The spillways are controlling the river height just fine. I'd say you are safe.

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3. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

No problem at all and the flood stage is well below the levees and they are inspected every day. With the drought the river surge is being so absorbed on its path that the cresting isn't going to be nearly as high as the original estimates or as early.

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4. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

No worries at all. There are some cities that will have some flooding issues but they aren't big tourism destinations.

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5. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

I just returned home this morning from New Orleans and I have been there since last Wednesday...Everything was like normal>> We even went ahead and took a Riverboat tour to check out the river... I even went on a swamp tour.. =)

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6. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

This would have been a great drinking game, everyone has to take a shot each time this question is asked.

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7. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

"This would have been a great drinking game, everyone has to take a shot each time this question is asked."

As long as everyone agrees not to post afterward until they've sobered up.:)

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8. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

In all fairness to this OP and the others, if you pull up a New Orleans weather forecast, it reads "FLOOD WARNING", see:

accuweather.com/us/…watches-warnings.asp

This is the National Weather Service, not the commercial media. Now we know that the key phrase is "THE CITY IS PROTECTED TO A PROJECT HEIGHT OF 20 FEET," but those unfamilar with this situation do not.

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9. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

Here here Irish!

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10. Re: Any Problems Expected in the City From the FLood?

"In downtown Lake Charles, the storm surge was 6 feet above MSL, flooding much of the downtown area with 3-6 feet of water."

The above quote was from the National Weather Service, about one month after hurricane Rita struck Lake Charles. We actually heard the same report live on TV in Baton Rouge, which was our evacuation destination. We were very concerned because we just knew that if the water was that deep in downtown Lake Charles, our home had flooded.

In fact, both reports were false. There was NO water in downtown Lake Charles. The live report was done from an underpass, just outside downtown, where the water was indeed 6 ft. deep. The printed report picked up information from the erroneous live report.

"News" reporters are in the sensationalism business, folks. They manufacture the "news" to fit their needs.