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‘Do not drop your guard’: Tropical Storm Barry threatens heavy rain after landfall

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New Orleans residents told to seek shelter as 50,000 lose power
NHC director details ‘amazing amount of moisture’Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore on Saturday in Louisiana at hurricane strength. It quickly weakened back to a tropical storm but it promised heavy rains that could last for days, testing flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina.Officials warned that the storm could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide stretch of the Gulf coast. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/13/louisiana-in-state-of-emergency-bracing-for-tropical-storm-barry

Author : Jamiles Lartey in New Orleans and agencies

Publish date : 2019-07-13 21:37:56

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