Preparing for a Hurricane Evacuation

Preparing for a Hurricane Evacuation

As Hurricane Barry rolled into the central Louisiana coastline over the weekend, no doubt many Houstonians were breathing a sigh of relief. While Barry wasn’t exactly a blockbuster storm, it dropped dozens of inches of rain across a wide region from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama north to Arkansas. For anyone still suffering PTSD after Hurricane Harvey, it must have been a happy weekend. But, we are currently in the middle of hurricane season with the…

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Austin tech expert weighs in on risks of FaceApp

Austin tech expert weighs in on risks of FaceApp

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) – More than 100 million people around the world have downloaded the popular phone app FaceApp, and it is now the top-ranked app in the iOS App Store in 121 countries. The app, created in 2017 by Russian startup Wireless Labs, allows users to digitally make themselves look older through uploaded photos. It’s picked up more popularity thanks to the new FaceApp Challenge on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook…

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Dogs displaced by Hurricane Barry hope to find new homes in Charlotte

Dogs displaced by Hurricane Barry hope to find new homes in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three lucky dogs from Louisiana are settling in at the Humane Society of Charlotte following Hurricane Barry. Liv, London, and Balto ended up in the Queen City this week because their shelter, the Humane Society of Louisiana, needed to make room for storm rescues.  In all, about 120 of the shelter’s residents had to be dispersed throughout the Southeast. “We learned that we would be getting these dogs last Friday,” said Humane…

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Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria, Mississippi, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Chiuppi said. About a dozen homes were damaged by either straight-line…

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Sewer water floods Raleigh home, 5 On Your Side shares how to prevent it

Sewer water floods Raleigh home, 5 On Your Side shares how to prevent it

By Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/consumer reporter Thousands of gallons of sewage – wastewater from toilets, showers, washing machines and dishwashers in her Raleigh neighborhood – backed up into Laurie Snyder’s home on Northbrook Drive. “It was everywhere,” she said homeowner Laurie Snyder. Sewage came in through Snyder’s first-floor toilet, flooded that bathroom, the hallway, the kitchen, even bubbled up into her kitchen sink. “It was horrifying,” she said. “It was filthy.” Snyder took video…

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78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

By WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press GAUHATI, India — Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said more than 40,000 soldiers and police were using helicopters and roads to rush food, tents and medicine to thousands…

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NC Chief Justice Tours Courthouse Still Dealing With Hurricane Damage

NC Chief Justice Tours Courthouse Still Dealing With Hurricane Damage

BURGAW, N.C. — North Carolina’s top judicial official says several courthouses are still recovering from damage suffered in Hurricane Florence last year. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley toured Pender County courthouse Monday. It has been unusable for 10 months because of Florence. She met with court personnel to talk about how they’ve been managing. The clerk’s office has relocated, and makeshift courtrooms are in other buildings around the town of Burgaw. Beasley said she’s…

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Deputy adopts kitten after finding in car crash

Deputy adopts kitten after finding in car crash

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Harry Guillot is pictured with “Crash,” a 4-week-old kitten who was found July 11 in a crashed car in Louisiana. (Photo credit: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office) Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Harry Guillot is pictured with “Crash,” a 4-week-old kitten who was found July 11 in a crashed car in Louisiana. (Photo credit: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office) CUT OFF, La. – A deputy in Louisiana rescued a tiny kitten in the midst…

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Former Galveston pump station to be a center

Former Galveston pump station to be a center

GALVESTON, Texas – GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A former municipal building in Southeast Texas that survived the catastrophic 1900 Galveston hurricane and suffered water damage in 2008 during Hurricane Ike will soon serve as a community center. The historic 30th Street Water and Electric Light Station that was built in 1988 is undergoing a $2.9 million overhaul, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Marissa Barnett, a city spokeswoman, said rehabilitation of the 6,800-square-foot (630-sq. meter)…

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Woman uses children to hide stolen clothes: Pct. 4

Woman uses children to hide stolen clothes: Pct. 4

81° × News Local News Texas News National News International News You’re Clicking It The News Edge Isiah Factor Uncensored You Decide Featured Videos Non-invasive method for butt lift called ‘vacuum’ a summer fad Popular Houston socialite Peter ‘PJ’ Simien remembered by FOX 26 Buffalo Wild Wings worker fired after woman says she received mustard swastika on burger bun Apollo 11 launched 50 years ago on July 16, 1969 Most Recent Stories Non-invasive method for…

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Dallas Developing ‘Master Plan’ To Plant More Trees After June Storm Damage

Dallas Developing ‘Master Plan’ To Plant More Trees After June Storm Damage

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — After losing more than 700 trees after last month’s storms, the city of Dallas is developing a “master plan” to plant more. Dallas Parks and Recreation Board President Bobby Abtahi said the trees the city lost were old, mature and thick so it isn’t just about the number lost, it’s about the quality. “These are old, mature, thick trees, so it’s not just the number here. It’s really big, mature trees,” Abtahi…

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Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan — Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, leaving at least 22 people missing and feared dead, Pakistan’s minister for disaster management in the disputed territory said Monday. Ahmed Raza Qadri said the flooding late Sunday also caused a great deal of destruction and damage in the village of Lesswa in Neelum Valley, Ahmed Raza Qadri said. Rescue workers had been unable to find the 22 people swept away by the waters,…

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The Latest: Barry prompts new flash flood warnings in South

The Latest: Barry prompts new flash flood warnings in South

Updated 8:35 am CDT, Monday, July 15, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 8:25 a.m. Forecasters say more than a foot (30 centimeters) of rain has fallen in parts of Louisiana, prompting new flash flood warnings in that state and in Mississippi as the remnants of Barry inch north through the nation’s midsection. The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flood warnings Monday morning in Louisiana and Mississippi. Forecasters said…

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Tropical Depression Barry: New Orleans rainfall totals less than predicted; storm still poses flood, tornado risks

Tropical Depression Barry: New Orleans rainfall totals less than predicted; storm still poses flood, tornado risks

NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon but continued to pose a threat. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash-flood watches, as were parts of Arkansas, eastern Texas, western Tennessee and southeastern Missouri. RELATED: Beachgoers…

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Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks

Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks

Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press Updated 12:34 am CDT, Monday, July 15, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon but continued to pose a threat. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash-flood…

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Can the “masters of the flood” help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes?

Can the “masters of the flood” help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes?

NOORDWIJK, Netherlands — On a sunny Friday in late May, a jubilant wedding party scrambled to the top of a colossal sand dune in this tiny Dutch beach town for a photoshoot, bridesmaids’ arms flailing as their high heels sunk in. The wedding ceremony had just ended at an outdoor venue nestled behind the six-story mountain of sand, which blocked the view of the North Sea. At the town’s main strip nearby, a mostly older…

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Tropical Storm Barry soaks Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry soaks Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry’s winds weakened slightly to 40 mph, but the risks associated with the storm – including flooding and tornadoes – are sparking new concerns. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 11 a.m. Sunday advisory that the storm’s center was located about 50 miles south-southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana, and was moving north at 9 mph. The center discontinued a storm surge warning it had issued from Intracoastal City to the mouth…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tornado watch in effect on the North Shore until 7 p.m.

LIVE UPDATES: Tornado watch in effect on the North Shore until 7 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS — This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Sunday, July 14: – 10:32 a.m. – The northern part of Tangipahoa Parish is under a Tornado Warning until 10:45 a.m.  –10:25 a.m. – Parking restrictions in New…

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Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi’s capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay “vigilant,” warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast overnight. “This storm still…

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'Don’t let your guard down': Officials say flooding concerns remain as Barry pushes inland

'Don’t let your guard down': Officials say flooding concerns remain as Barry pushes inland

Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 ‘Don’t let your guard down’: Officials say flooding concerns remain as Barry pushes inland Back to Gallery Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Still, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay “vigilant,” warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical storm warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical storm warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Sunday, July 14: – 7:18 a.m. –  LA Highway 23 is completely reopen in Plaquemines Parish.“We urge motorists to use caution when traveling in the Myrtle Grove,…

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The Latest: Barry prompts tornado warning in Mississippi

The Latest: Barry prompts tornado warning in Mississippi

Updated 5:50 am CDT, Sunday, July 14, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 5:45 a.m. A severe thunderstorm embedded in one of Barry’s outer bands began rotating over Mississippi before dawn Sunday, prompting a tornado warning. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. The National Weather Service in Jackson says the storm early Sunday morning was capable of producing a tornado near the small town of Ellisville,…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm, Storm Surge warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm, Storm Surge warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Sunday, July 14: – 4:45 a.m. – Tropical Storm continues to drench central Louisiana and has now prompted a flood warning that covers Missississippi’s capital city. The…

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Tropical storm Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Tropical storm Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, about 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of New Orleans, the…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 9:34 p.m. – All RTA services are currently suspended. The RTA anticipates service will be suspended through Sunday and is expected to resume Monday morning weather…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado, flash flood warnings issued

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado, flash flood warnings issued

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 8:19 p.m. – TORNADO WARNING issued for Orleans and St. Bernard parishes until 8:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Tornado warning expired for all parishes.  – 8:10…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; flash flood warning issued

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; flash flood warning issued

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 8:15 p.m. – Tornado warning expired for all parishes.  – 8:10 p.m. – We heard from viewers about streets not draining and concerns about catch basins after Wednesday’s…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado warning issued

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north; tornado warning issued

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 7:53 p.m. – Tornado warning canceled for Jefferson Parish remains in effect for Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. – 7:50 p.m. – A very heavy rain…

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Why is it so hot? Hurricane Barry to blame for high temperatures in South Texas

Why is it so hot? Hurricane Barry to blame for high temperatures in South Texas

CLOSE Summer is finally here and so is the heat. Here are 5 tips on how you can beat the heat and stay cool this summer. Meagan Falcon/Caller-Times Temperatures have reached an all-time high this week — some have even broke past 100 degrees. And we can blame Hurricane Barry for it, officials with the National Weather Service Corpus Christi said. Penny Harness, a meteorologist with the weather service said Hurricane Barry, which made landfall in Louisiana early…

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GROSS! Tropical Storm Barry sends roaches, snakes, other critters a scurrying

GROSS! Tropical Storm Barry sends roaches, snakes, other critters a scurrying

NEW ORLEANS — People aren’t the only ones feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Barry – the system is also sending creepy crawlies to higher ground to avoid the storm’s rains. Video shared with and captured by WWL-TV shows snakes, field mice, ants, even roaches scurrying around – and it’s enough to make your skin crawl!  Fair warning: you may get the heebie jeebies after watching. (Can’t see the videos below? Click here) ROACHES WWL…

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Deputy injured when Tropical Storm Barry wave shatters window of his boat: VIDEO

Deputy injured when Tropical Storm Barry wave shatters window of his boat: VIDEO

DESTIN, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s deputy sustained minor injuries after a wave shattered the window on his boat, sending shards of glass barreling toward his face, as Tropical Storm Barry approached the Gulf Coast. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Wagner was responding to reports of a boater in distress in Destin’s East Pass Friday when the wave struck. “Water conditions were very rough and a large wave came directly over the bow, striking the…

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north through Louisiana

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Barry creeps north through Louisiana

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 4:29 p.m. – If there wasn’t a tropical storm bearing down on the city, it would be a pleasant day in New Orleans. – 4:26 p.m….

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Heavy rain, lightning moving through south Charlotte; flash flood warning in effect

Heavy rain, lightning moving through south Charlotte; flash flood warning in effect

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A flash flood warning is in effect for Mecklenburg, Union and York counties until 8:15 p.m. Saturday. A cluster of storms moving through south Charlotte is producing a lot of rain and lightning as well as some hail. The cluster of storms is a strong one, with gusty winds. Additionally, there were several lightning sightings reported in south Charlotte.  According to the National Weather Service, the rainfall rates are about two inches…

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Tropical Storm Barry memes have taken over Twitter

Tropical Storm Barry memes have taken over Twitter

HOUSTON – The internet wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t have memes made about Tropical Storm Barry.  Looks like some Twitter users had some fun making memes about the storm. Although everyone should take precautions given how serious this storm could be, some users still wanted to make light of the event.  Here are some trending memes about Tropical Storm Barry:  Hurricane Barry: *could bring up to 20 inches of rainfall, overtake the levees, and cause widespread flooding…

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Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. The storm made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana, about 160 miles west of New Orleans, and its winds fell to 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center…

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Levees overtopped as Tropical Storm Barry soaks Louisiana

Levees overtopped as Tropical Storm Barry soaks Louisiana

MYRTLE GROVE, La. — High water overtopped a handful of back levees in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish on Saturday as Tropical Storm Barry moved ashore. Footage from local television station WVUE showed water spilling over a levee in Myrtle Grove, a community about 25 miles south of New Orleans. There were also overtopped levees in Jefferson Lake and Point Celeste, WVUE reported, citing Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser. Flooding threatened to close Highway 23, a main…

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Tracking weekend storms, Tropical Storm Barry

Tracking weekend storms, Tropical Storm Barry

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued on Saturday afternoon for Lancaster and Chesterfield Counties. Download the new FOX 46 Weather App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play for the latest. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued on Saturday afternoon for Lancaster and Chesterfield Counties. Download the new FOX 46 Weather App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play for the latest. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Our FOX 46 Neighborhood Storm…

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Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS — Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and has weakened to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center says the storm arrived on land Saturday afternoon near Intracoastal City. The center is warning of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds. National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham said that Barry had gathered “a big slough of moisture” and was expected to dump rain on the area throughout the weekend. As natives and…

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Barry makes landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Downgraded to tropical storm

Barry makes landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Downgraded to tropical storm

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — BREAKING:Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and has weakened to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center says the storm arrived on land Saturday afternoon near Vermilion Bay. The center is warning of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds. National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham said that Barry had gathered “a big slough of moisture” and was expected to dump rain on the area throughout the weekend. ORIGINAL REPORT:…

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LIVE UPDATES: Barry weakens back to tropical storm after landfall

LIVE UPDATES: Barry weakens back to tropical storm after landfall

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 12:50 p.m. – Barry has weakened back to a tropical storm after making landfall Saturday morning.  Heavy rains are still expected as the storm moves inland. …

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LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Barry makes landfall, moving slowly

LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Barry makes landfall, moving slowly

This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest update on Hurricane Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. For updates from the City of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777 Saturday, July 13: – 12:05 p.m. – The Archdiocese of New Orleans is excusing Catholics from mass on Sunday because of Hurricane Barry.   – Noon – After making a…

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Tree crushes car as Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana

Tree crushes car as Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana

MORGAN CITY, La. — A large tree crushed a car in a Louisiana parking lot Saturday morning as Hurricane Barry approached the Gulf Coast. AccuWeather storm chaser Reed Timmer captured footage of the dramatic scene in Morgan City, Louisiana, a community about 80 miles west of New Orleans. “Thankfully no one was inside [the car]. This shows you one of the many dangers with going outside during a hurricane,” Timmer said, adding that he had…

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Hurricane Barry crawls toward Louisiana, dumping heavy rains

Hurricane Barry crawls toward Louisiana, dumping heavy rains

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. As natives and tourists in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge and other heavily populated areas in the storm’s path…

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FORECAST: Hurricane Barry and Afternoon Storms

FORECAST: Hurricane Barry and Afternoon Storms

HURRICANE BARRY:  Barry officially became a hurricane when peak winds registered at 75 mph (a low-end category 1 hurricane). These hurricane winds were in only a small section east of the central circulation. Barry officially made landfall around the Vermillion Bay afternoon. The major threats now that it is making landfall are the intense rain through the weekend and the already quickly rising storm surge. Storm surge is already up to 7 feet in some…

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Couple ties the knot as Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast

Couple ties the knot as Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast

MORGAN CITY, La. — Hurricane Barry threw a wrench into many Louisianians’ plans, but one couple wouldn’t let the looming storm get in the way of their wedding. The couple decided to go ahead with their Friday ceremony in Morgan City, saying that canceling the wedding was not an option because a wedding during a hurricane is a family tradition of sorts. Bride Maria Templet told KATC-TV that her grandparents were married in a hurricane…

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Climate Change Fuels Wetter Storms — Storms Like Barry

Climate Change Fuels Wetter Storms — Storms Like Barry

People across southern Louisiana are spending the weekend worried about flooding. The water is coming from every direction: the Mississippi River is swollen with rain that fell weeks ago farther north, and a storm called Barry is pushing ocean water onshore while it drops more rain from above. It’s a situation driven by climate change, and one that Louisiana has never dealt with, at least in recorded history. And it’s raising questions about whether New…

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Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Hurricane Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and dumping heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Barry had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the National Hurricane…

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