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Coastal flood advisory issued for parishes along Gulf coast

6 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, March 06 2017 Mar 6, 2017 March 06, 2017 10:40 AM March 06, 2017 in Weather
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have issued a coastal flood advisory for several parishes near the Gulf coast.

The National Weather Service said the advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecasters say that strong winds over the northern Gulf of Mexico will pile water onto mainly east-facing shores of the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline. They say higher water will be most noticeable during high tide.

The weather service said it expects minor flooding of low-lying areas near tidal lakes, bays and inlets, along with the open coast outside hurricane protection levee systems.

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