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    17 Tweets That Show Just How Bad The Flooding In New Orleans Is

    It's scary out there.

    There's a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that hasn't even made landfall yet and New Orleans is already experiencing truly awful and scary flooding.

    Be ready, y'all... Storm surge from Invest 92L expected to bring Mississippi River to 19 feet, two feet above river's "flood stage" and dangerously close to top of New Orleans levees (as low as 20 feet in areas); flooding rains possible The latest:

    Over 5 inches of rain fell over the span of two hours, and parts of the city are severely flooded.

    Apparently, this is just the BEGINNING because the tropical system in the Gulf will likely strengthen and could eventually become a hurricane.

    New Orleans alreading flooding in the Bywater and the Tropical Depression hasn’t even hit

    See for yourself: It's scary out there.

    Crazy flooding in #NOLA today. #NewOrleans

    People are kayaking down the street.

    First canoe gone by. definitely making better time than the cars.

    And, uh, swimming down the street.

    Dude Literally On Canal Street Swimming 🏊🏾‍♂️ . #NewOrleans

    That's a couch.

    A COUCH!

    And here's of those ice machines you see outside gas stations just calmly floating down the street.

    My niece works at the Starbucks on Canal. #NewOrleans #flooding

    Not ideal!

    This person found literal goldfish swimming on the sidewalk.

    And here's some big whirlpool.

    Pumps are finally working on Fontainebleau. And yes, this is just as monstrous of a whirlpool as it looks.

    Very chill!

    I mean, look at this:

    The joys of business travel #neworleans

    Bourbon Street is flooded.

    Bourbon Street is flooded #NewOrleans

    Still, people in New Orleans are going about their daily life.

    We give #nola government lots of crap, but these men from Sanitation are out here picking up floating garbage.

    Totally unfazed.

    Gotta hand it to these NOLA natives. Unfazed by the inundation. Canal Street living up to its name, literally.

    Super casual.

    my mom just sent me this. only in new orleans

    Business as usual.

    It’s #flooding in New Orleans and there is a second line parade going on. You can’t take the spirit away from this city. #wx #tropicalstormbarry #NewOrleans

    Gotta love New Orleans.