The big easy is being walloped by wet weather ahead of a forecasted storm.
Flooding engulfed streets during the flash flooding emergency.
Rescue crews in New Orleans responded to more than 250 emergency calls.
Water spouts formed in the sky, prompting a tornado warning.
But the worst is yet to come, as a tropical system is churning in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center predicts Tropical Storm Barry will form by Thursday and strengthen to a hurricane by Saturday, before making landfall.
Louisiana’s governor warns the already-soggy state could see 10 to 15 inches of rain within 24 hours from Friday into Saturday.
And Texas’ governor says the lone star state should brace for the slow-moving storm.