Barry brings minor flooding, power outage to Plaquemines
Plaquemines Parish took on some water during Hurricane Barry over the weekend, but saw no catastrophic failures.
In fact, Plaquemines Sheriff Jerry Turlich described the parish’s preparation to meet the storm, which briefly reached Category 1 hurricane status, as “one of the best coordinated efforts with our local and state officials that I have ever been a part of.”
The worst of the flooding came ashore via back levee overtopping in various areas from West Pointe a la Hache to just above Myrtle Grove estates. In West Pointe a la Hache, a gap in an ongoing floodwall project was inundated. Huge baskets of rocks were toppled by the rising surf on Saturday, July 13, sending water flowing over the back levee toward Highway
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