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Franklin Canal Flood Gate to close ahead of potential rainfall

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FRANKLIN, La. -

The Franklin Canal Flood Gate located in St. Mary Parish will be closing ahead of any potential heavy rainfall or storm. 

In a release, officials says the gate will close June 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The water levels in the Franklin Canal will be pumped down. 

The closure is in preparation for projected excessive rainfall and possible storm surge as a possible low pressure system works its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

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