Tropical Storm Barry

July 13, 2019 - 10:01 am
( WWL ) -- Barry crossed the threshold to hurricane strength in the 10:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Barry's maximum sustained winds reached 75 miles per hour. Hurricane Barry is also making landfall, about 40 miles south of Lafayette. The storm has increased its forward...
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The Mississippi River is at 16 feet, which is just below flood stage, 17 feet, in New Orleans, Thursday, July 11, 2019 ahead of Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico. The river levees protect to about 20 feet, which the river may reach if predicted storm surge prevents the river from flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 13, 2019 - 6:09 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river. Tropical storms and hurricanes send storm surges pushing up against the city's outer defenses. That's what happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina's surge caused widespread levee failures and...
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July 13, 2019 - 3:25 am
( WWL ) -- More than 30,000 people have lost power in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry moves closer to landfall on the south-central coast. According to Entergy Louisiana's outages map, more than 29,000 customers had been affected by power outages as of 2:11 a.m., local time, Saturday. The biggest...
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July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
( WWL ) -- Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk in New Orleans on Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a...
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FILE - This file satellite image provided by NASA and taken by U.S. astronaut Christina Koch on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the International Space Station, shows Tropical Storm Barry as it bears down on Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida as it makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico. Barry could harm the Gulf Coast environment in a number of ways. But scientists say it’s hard to predict how severe the damage will be. (Christina Koch/NASA via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 11:28 pm
Tropical Storm Barry could harm the Gulf coast environment in a number of ways. But scientists say it's hard to predict how severe the damage will be. That's because three distinct factors are coming together at once. The storm is expected to create a surge of up to 3 feet (1 meter) and bring...
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Alan and Dot Richardson, from England, wear ponchos as they walk along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter Friday, July 12, 2019, in New Orleans, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. The National Weather Service in New Orleans says water is already starting to cover some low lying roads as Tropical Storm Barry approaches the state from the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 12, 2019 - 10:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Homeowners sandbagged their doors and tourists trying to get out of town jammed the airport Friday as Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in, threatening an epic drenching that could test how well New Orleans has strengthened its flood protections in the 14 years since Hurricane...
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People walk past Brennan's restaurant in the French Quarter with sandbags on the front door as bands of rain from Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico move into New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 12, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Go or stay? It is a question people in and around New Orleans ask themselves every time a threatening storm lurks in the Gulf: a major hurricane like Katrina, which devastated the area in 2005 when levees failed, and now Tropical Storm Barry , which forecasters said was unlikely...
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Chris Sommer
July 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - If Tropical Storm Barry forces large numbers of people to flee Louisiana, Dallas County officials will be ready to answer the call and provide shelter. On Friday, County Judge Clay Jenkins said, "I authorized my Homeland Security and Emergency Management chief to assess the...
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July 12, 2019 - 7:10 am
Rain and wind are expected to pick up today for the New Orleans area . "We're already starting to see some of the rain bands move into Southeast Louisiana," National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. He says the fact that Tropical Storm Barry has only been moving at five miles per hour is...
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The Mississippi River approaches a levee at left in New Orleans, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. Never in the modern history of New Orleans has water from the Mississippi River overtopped the city’s levees. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 12, 2019 - 6:11 am
Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city's flood defenses this weekend, the height of the city's river...
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