Persistent East Wind Backing up Water into Pontchartrain

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As hurricane Michael continues to move northward, St. Tammany officials have closed sever roads around Lake Pontchartrain, due to flooding.

 A persistant east wind, caused by the rotation of hurricane Michael has cause the water levels of Lake Pontchartrain to rise, over the last couple days. Flooding is not widespread, but authorities are reminding people not to drive their vehicles through high water. 

"We'll set up some barricades,'' Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said Tuesday morning. "It's really stating the obvious, but sometimes we have to state the obvious.''

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