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One minutes past the hour live -- suburban street and French Quarter in New Orleans and the big news at this moment so bands of rain are coming -- -- New Orleans the worst of the storm will be here overnight.
And into tomorrow threw out tomorrow and into the next day.
Right now over a Lake Pontchartrain though surf is up Casey Stegall is there will get him in a bit first to read to -- Who's live in south Mississippi now where I'm told -- winds and rain have gotten pretty strong read to you.
Yeah they've got a really -- we just had a out pretty intent and compare and everything department -- netbook on there that sponsor on and a little bit more and the water all rise.
And we've got out of the park and I have now become part of the Gulf of Mexico wondered about because you know here wave -- that they've -- -- right near the will be -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And though the way to bet the shoreline oriented here -- -- went on to power in the water and the -- -- it basically around the level or even below though.
-- -- a worst worst case scenario here.
It turned atmospheric and at the track.
I haven't banquet is that it is going to be a category three hurricane or could have been a lot worse I'm on the the flooding that we're being here it is -- that -- -- Read we -- -- know that there's a lot of rain we were expecting that any -- -- -- is a town that during Hurricane Katrina was almost literally wiped off the map.
You were to look at the coast of Mississippi the far left side the western edge of of the state of Mississippi before we get to Louisiana that's where wave wind is a small town where people are living through -- -- Camille back in the sixties.
And I'm telling you it took the foundations of homes and wash them away you remember the pictures from there.
Read you're not gonna get that but I wonder if they're prepared for all this flooding.
Yeah hi behavior on the -- -- billion people here that -- and Abner driving and -- our our air that location -- -- went.
The -- expletive you know an adult by club parking garage though -- -- the water right it will keep going up from the floor in the parking garage.
The other driving out here you could -- one -- the left over from that that damage from Katrina.
I did he allowed a three -- -- that he did you know probably at least 4030.
Feet of water easily and thank Lou I have bad but there -- enough water -- that they could all put our third because.
Potentially catastrophic damage -- it really low lying area around here wave under the -- London and are thought we had a.
Reed timer from -- evil in Mississippi will get to our own correspondent Steve Harrigan who's on the south Mississippi coast as well in fact.
I understand Steve is -- -- with us now Steve you're in Biloxi Gulfport.
That's right -- were there rain has picked up over the last hour or so some gusts of twenty to thirty miles an hour.
-- the most dramatic thing that we've seen so far really is that rising water it's creeping up towards highway nine -- And officials have been urging people to evacuate throughout much of the state the governor saying if you have relatives in northern Mississippi get there.
Three of the lower lying counties including Hancock are under mandatory evacuations that means a 175000.
People from those three counties.
Are on the move so some -- significant move -- we be seeing people here stopping in stores buying what they can't.
And really heading out the state has 24 shelters open they've really been beefed up over the last.
Seven years they can handle 200 mile per hour winds we've talked to a number of people inside the shelters.
We see in those shelters usually high schools.
Our the olds and a lot of single mothers -- their children really people some of whom have no choice they're heading into shelters now Red Cross workers in there they're handing out emergency.
Medical supplies as well as MRE's one counselor told us if we keep these people well fed -- -- a lot calmer because many of them.
Really suffering seven years ago and now going through it all again.
This week shepherd.
-- because Stephen you can see the National Guard is out in force tonight it's our understanding that more than 4000 members of that.
National Guard from the state of Louisiana have been deployed in case they're needed in this situation.
They think the majority of their problems are going to be surrounded around all the flooding.
It's possible that the that the drainage systems and the pumping stations will be able to handle all the water.
And they think they would be under normal circumstances and -- hurricane if there is such -- -- the problem with this hurricane is the rain is going to be so intense for so long according to our meteorologist back -- the -- weather center in New York 36.
Hours of constant rain beginning after sundown tonight somewhere around midnight and lasting obviously for a day and a half.
Not a lot of fun.
Dauphin island and Alabama is taking a beating as well our correspondent Rick Leventhal is there will get him in a bit of course we're also monitoring developments at that.
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From the special edition of The Fox Report live from Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter and --
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