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Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the unprecedented flood and storm surge prevention investments since then, New Orleans is on focus again. This time the focus is due to tropical storm Barry, that is encroaching the region with high potentials of rainfall in intensity and duration – the situation is only expected to be exacerbated by high Mississippi River stage.
Have a look; there is an article by the Associated Press that summarizes the situation and the problem: https://www.apnews.com/6914709905094632b1588231ddb9e85f