Edwards: ‘Heavy Rains Could Impact Entire State’
New Orleans and much of South Louisiana is bracing for the rains that are on the way from Tropical Storms Barry.
The Crescent City has 120 pumps and during a recent test, 118 of the pumps were working. But the big problem with this storm is that the entire state is already saturated.
We did see billions spent to improve the system of levees, pumps and other infrastructure that protects the city. The Corps of Engineers also raised levees several feet.
We caught up with Governor John Bel Edwards to get the latest on the storm.
Edwards tells KEEL News this will be the first time a hurricane made landfall in Louisiana when the Mississippi River was already at flood stage.
Experts say the forecast for the river have gone down slightly. The Governor says he does not expect the Mississippi river to overtop the levees.