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Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

Credit: Reuters- Published 1 week ago
Nervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of "extreme rain" and more flooding ahead of the storm's predicted landfall early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.
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Published 1 week ago -  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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