New Orleans is already experiencing flooding and Mississippi River is forecast to reach tops of levees by Friday Louisiana on Wednesday declared a state of emergency as a storm in the Gulf of Mexico was fast and spinning towards the Louisiana coast. Experts are warning that the resulting storm surge could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans – in what will be their greatest test since the catastrophic failure during in 2005. The latest dire forecasts come as the city was already reeling from flash flooding on Wednesday morning. Garbage containers tilted on their sides and pieces of wood floated down rain-swollen streets in a number of neighborhoods.
This would be the highest crest on the Mississippi River at New Orleans since 1950. Arguably, this is the city’s biggest test since Katrina. River levees are only built to 20ft, and have not been tested in this way in decades — if ever. This is a deadly serious situation.
Numerous tornadoes were reported between Illinois, Ohio and Indiana, including multiple in Dayton, Ohio. At least one person was killed in a tornado 80 miles north of Dayton, and as many as 68,000 people were without power. Some residents said there was no warning before the tornadoes struck.
The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would provide more than $19 billion in disaster aid funding to parts of the United States hit by hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires, following months of negotiation, NBC News reports.
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