Closed captioning of: State of emergency ahead of storm in New Orleans
good evening. just a week after
came ashore on the
, another massive storm is brewing this time in the
gulf of mexico
tropical storm lee
is not packing
or pushing a dangerous
. what it is bringing is rain. lots of rain. and days of rain. enough rain that new
rez residents are wondering if all the money put into
will keep them safe.
another rain squall blowing through the
. take a look at what we're looking at tonight, it's the 12th storm of the season, there's your satellite radar composite. plenty of
, but the storm is kind of lopsided. most of the rain is on the
an hour to the north. so there's going to be a stretch of very
across parts of the
. it's been raining here in mississippi since yesterday. governors have announced some states of emergency, seven counties in mississippi, the entire
state of louisiana
. residents here went through
, so they take tropical weather very seriously. they are prepping, even as we roll through this afternoon, there's been some sandbagging, but it hasn't been a serious storm prep because really this is not a wind situation, or a
situation, this is just a situation where we have to deal with very
. in fact
has urged residents to open
and catch basins.
city of new orleans
is acting as quickly as possible.
in the wake of
, they spent $14 billion shoring up the
system, this includes repairs to the floodgates, the levees and also making sure they have got strong enough floodgates to stop the
. here's that forecast going over the next couple of days and we're talking about a lot of rain as it jogs toward the coast, as it's expected to make landfall sometime on sunday, on average, six to ten inches. and this will cause flooding. but because down here on the
it's flat and we do have sandy soil, we're not going to see anything like that we have seen in the past week following
it sure looks like new
is going to be put to the test. thanks.