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Major flooding expected for some rivers in these Louisiana parishes

The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a flood warnings for parts of St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes Friday.
Credit: Jacqueline Quynh
Lee’s Landing in Tangipahoa Parish. Notice how much the water has risen over the boat launch area. The Tangi River level is expected to get much higher, as high as 21 feet by Tuesday.

NEW ORLEANS — Updated forecasts by the National Weather Service show rivers on the Northshore will crest below or at flood stage.

The new forecasts are drastically different than previous predictions that expected major flooding along the Tchefuncte, Bogue Falaya and Bogue Chitto rivers.

Hurricane Barry's first wave did not inundate New Orleans as feared, with the metro area only experiencing moderate rain Saturday. Forecasters downgraded rainfall estimates for the city through Sunday to between 2-to-4 inches. Earlier forecasts of quadruple that amount had raised concerns that water pumps strengthened after Hurricane Katrina would be overwhelmed.

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Click below for the latest river forecasts:

Bogue Chitto River

Bogue Falaya River

Natalbany River

Pearl River

Tangipahoa River

Tchefuncte River


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