New Orleans, states along Gulf brace for torrential rains

Credit: Seattle Times- Published on July 10, 2019
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forecasters expect a tropical weather system to develop into a storm that could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans. The low pressure area was over water, south of the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday and was expected to strengthen into...

Credit: Wochit News
Published on July 12, 2019 -  00:41
Tropical Storm Barry Closes In On New Orleans
Tropical Storm Barry is closing in on New Orleans. Reuters reports the storm is predicted to make landfall early Saturday morning. Officials are predicting extreme rain and flooding for the area with the brunt of the storm expected to skirt the western edge of New Orleans. Barry converged in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. The high winds came one day after the gathering storm flooded New Orleans with nearly a foot of rain.

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