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New Orleans battered by flooding rains ahead of possible hurricane


Added 07-11-19 12:18:02am EST - “New Orleans was battered by flooding rains on Wednesday that was associated with a weather system that could grow into first hurricane of the year. More than 8 inches fell on the city, which was al?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “New Orleans battered by flooding rains ahead of possible hurricane”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

New Orleans was battered by flooding rains on Wednesday that was associated with a weather system that could grow into first hurricane of the year.

More than 8 inches fell on the city, which was also placed under a tornado warning when a water spout formed Lake Pontchartrain.

The severe weather also forced the closure of City Hall, as many of the surrounding streets were submerged.

Wednesday’s wild weather was a precursor of things to come, as the storm system is expected to strengthen — possibly growing into a hurricane that could make landfall Saturday west of the city.

The storm is expected to at least reach tropical storm strength — meaning it will have sustained winds of at least 39 mph, weather officials said.

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