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Weakened Barry still poses flood risk

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/15/19, 11:44 am

Tropical Storm Barry spared Louisiana catastrophic flooding after it made landfall Saturday and weakened to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon. Forecasters predicted continued heavy rain into Monday, and much of the state, as well as Mississippi and parts of Arkansas, East Texas, western Tennessee, and southeastern Missouri remained under flash flood watches.

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Barry makes landfall, downgraded to tropical storm

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/13/19, 02:57 pm

UPDATE: Barry has made landfall on the Louisiana coast, weakening from a hurricane to a tropical storm with sustained winds near 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Coastal Louisiana braces for incoming storm

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/12/19, 11:32 am

Wind and rain from Tropical Storm Barry began moving into Louisiana on Friday, as a hurricane warning was in effect along the state’s coastline. Forecasters predict the storm could make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane by early Saturday. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for Louisiana on Thursday night, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring more than a foot and a half of rain to parts of the state.

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