Hurricane Barry could produce rain, thunderstorms in Houston Saturday

Hurricane Barry could produce rain, thunderstorms in Houston Saturday

Hurricane Barry reached the Louisiana coast Saturday morning and was moving northwest toward Arkansas, possibly bringing afternoon rain and thunderstorms to the Houston area. Hurricane Barry reached the Louisiana coast Saturday morning and was moving northwest toward Arkansas, possibly bringing afternoon rain and thunderstorms to the Houston area. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Hurricane Barry reached the Louisiana coast Saturday morning…

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Volunteers from Texas head to Louisiana for Hurricane Barry

Volunteers from Texas head to Louisiana for Hurricane Barry

HOUSTON — Volunteers packed their bags and their trucks Friday evening for Louisiana. Many remembered the outpouring of support Houston received during Hurricane Harvey. “They helped us during Harvey and we are going to be there for them,” said Chris Fontaine, President of Disaster Rescue Response Specialist Corp. “We had 30 inches of water in our house.” He remembers how fast the Cajun Navy rolled in. “It doesn’t matter which football team you root for,…

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Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Hurricane Barry

Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Hurricane Barry

HOUSTON — Volunteers packed their bags and their trucks Friday evening for Louisiana. Many remembered the outpouring of support Houston received during Hurricane Harvey. “They helped us during Harvey and we are going to be there for them,” said Chris Fontaine, President of Disaster Rescue Response Specialist Corp. “We had 30 inches of water in our house.” He remembers how fast the Cajun Navy rolled in. “It doesn’t matter which football team you root for,…

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Hurricane Barry to bring life-threatening flooding to Louisiana

Hurricane Barry to bring life-threatening flooding to Louisiana

AUSTIN, Texas — Barry was upgraded to a category one hurricane as it moves toward Louisiana near Avery Island on Saturday morning. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center has the storm with 75 mph sustained winds. The storms main threats come from storm surge along coastal areas and heavy rain that will lead to serious flooding situations. Hurricane Barry KVUE Flooding from both the storm surge and torrential inland rains continue to be…

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Barry strengthens into a hurricane

Barry strengthens into a hurricane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge. The storm threatening the Louisiana coast has strengthened to a hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds were measured some 45 miles (75 km) to the east of the storm’s…

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Barry upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, threatens Louisiana coast

Barry upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, threatens Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — The storm threatening the Louisiana coast has strengthened to a hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds were measured some 45 miles (75 km) to the east of the storm’s center, which was located 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Lafayette, Louisiana. It was moving northwest at 6…

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Barry strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it nears Louisiana

Barry strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it nears Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a storm Barry, now a Category 1 hurricane, churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), with higher gusts. Hurricane-force…

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Hurricane Barry forecast: Flooding the greatest threat for Louisiana

Hurricane Barry forecast: Flooding the greatest threat for Louisiana

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is getting a bit more organized and nearing the coastline of Louisiana.  Barry is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning with winds near category one hurricane force of 70-75 mph. Barry will have life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast and inland, where rain totals could exceed 15 to 20 inches. Heavy rain will continue across Louisiana both Saturday and Sunday. TRACK BARRY: Barry interactive map, expected rainfall and more…

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Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge

Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/article/Barry-strengthens-into-a-hurricane-as-it-nears-14093314.php Published 10:02 am CDT, Saturday, July 13, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge.

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Millions in line of punishing rain from Hurricane Barry

Millions in line of punishing rain from Hurricane Barry

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall as this year’s first hurricane Saturday morning near Morgan City, west of New Orleans, where a curfew has been set until 6 a.m. and a long day started with…

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Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions

Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall as this year’s first hurricane in the morning near Morgan City, west of New Orleans. The small…

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The Latest: Tornadoes possible as Tropical Storm Barry looms

The Latest: Tornadoes possible as Tropical Storm Barry looms

Updated 1:31 am CDT, Saturday, July 13, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 1:25 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for parishes in the New Orleans area as Tropical Storm Barry approaches the southern Louisiana coast. The agency issued tornado warnings for southwestern St. Bernard Parish and northwestern Plaquemines Parish early Saturday. A bulletin said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located…

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Millions in line of punishing rain from Tropical Storm Barry

Millions in line of punishing rain from Tropical Storm Barry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People boarded up buildings, stocked up on water and braced for torrents of rain and punishing wind from a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry that threatened millions as it churned a path ashore and tested efforts to guard against flooding since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago. Officials predicted Barry would make landfall Saturday morning near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season, with the edges of the…

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Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Tropical Storm Barry

Volunteers from Houston head to Louisiana for Tropical Storm Barry

HOUSTON — Volunteers packed their bags and their trucks Friday evening for Louisiana. Many remembered the outpouring of support Houston received during Hurricane Harvey. “They helped us during Harvey and we are going to be there for them,” said Chris Fontaine, President of Disaster Rescue Response Specialist Corp. “We had 30 inches of water in our house.” He remembers how fast the Cajun Navy rolled in. “It doesn’t matter which football team you root for,…

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Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Flooding the greatest threat for Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Flooding the greatest threat for Louisiana

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is getting a bit more organized and nearing the coastline of Louisiana.  Barry is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning with winds near category one hurricane force of 70-75 mph. Barry will have life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast and inland, where rain totals could exceed 15″-20″. Heavy rain will continue across Louisiana both Saturday and Sunday. TRACK BARRY: Barry interactive map, expected rainfall and more LIVE BLOG: State of…

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Austinite remembers Hurricane Katrina as Tropical Storm Barry nears Louisiana

Austinite remembers Hurricane Katrina as Tropical Storm Barry nears Louisiana

AUSTIN, Texas — Storms along the gulf coast stir up memories for people here in Austin, who left the region after Hurricane Katrina. It’s been 13 years since Lynzay Moran moved to Austin, her family is still in Louisiana and are prepared for what happens, but she knows this is a part of living in her home state. She now owns Baton Creole, a food truck in East Austin that she opened in 2013. “Yea…

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Drunk driver gets 18 years prison for deaths

Drunk driver gets 18 years prison for deaths

87° × News Local News Texas News National News International News You’re Clicking It The News Edge Isiah Factor Uncensored You Decide Featured Videos Lucky baby born on July 11 at 7:11 p.m. — weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces Targets of ICE raids may have missed court dates they were never aware of, attorney says Spring teenager shot and killed accidentally by friend ‘Think before you click’: Phishing scam targets Amazon customers ahead of Prime…

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Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall Saturday morning

Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall Saturday morning

AUSTIN, Texas — Tropical Storm Barry is continuing to gain strength as it churns over the northern Gulf of Mexico. At the 4:00 PM update, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has Barry situated 70 miles to the south southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana and moving to the west northwest at 6 MPH. The NHC anticipates that Barry will continue to intensify into a weak category 1 hurricane just before it makes landfall on the central…

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Gov. Abbott offers assistance to Louisiana in response to Tropical Storm Barry

Gov. Abbott offers assistance to Louisiana in response to Tropical Storm Barry

TEXAS, USA — Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that Texas would be deploying resources to Louisiana to assist with disaster response as Tropical Storm Barry approaches the Louisiana coastline. Texas will be deploying Texas Task Force 1’s Type III Urban Search and Rescue team with additional water rescue groups to assist in response efforts and prevent loss of life. “Texans remember how the state of Louisiana came to our aid during Hurricane Harvey and…

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Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall tomorrow morning

Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall tomorrow morning

AUSTIN, Texas — Tropical Storm Barry is continuing to gain strength as it churns over the northern Gulf of Mexico. At the 4:00 PM update, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has Barry situated 70 miles to the south southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana and moving to the west northwest at 6 MPH. The NHC anticipates that Barry will continue to intensify into a weak category 1 hurricane just before it makes landfall on the central…

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Sand swallows car on Alabama coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

Sand swallows car on Alabama coast as Tropical Storm Barry approaches

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — The worst of Tropical Storm Barry is yet to come, but one Alabama resident is already dealing with a mess after the rising tide swallowed a car parked near the beach. Footage from Dauphin Island, Alabama, showed the grey Dodge sedan submerged up to its wheel wells in sand as the tide continued to rise around it. It’s not clear why the car was left parked so close to the shore…

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Airlines offer waivers for Tropical Storm Barry

Airlines offer waivers for Tropical Storm Barry

An Alaska Airlines plane is shown in a file photo. (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) An Alaska Airlines plane is shown in a file photo. (Photo by FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) LOS ANGELES – As Tropical Storm Barry approaches the Gulf Coast, poised to become the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, airlines are offering travel waivers to customers. Hurricane warnings were in effect along the Louisiana Coast as the storm was expected to make landfall sometime Saturday. The…

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Boy, 12, makes bow ties to help shelter animals

Boy, 12, makes bow ties to help shelter animals

Sir Darius Brown is shown with a puppy wearing one of his handmade bow ties alongside another shelter animal wearing another bow tie. (Photo credit: Beaux and Paws) Sir Darius Brown is shown with a puppy wearing one of his handmade bow ties alongside another shelter animal wearing another bow tie. (Photo credit: Beaux and Paws) NEWARK, N.J. – A 12-year-old boy from New Jersey hand-makes stylish bow ties for animals in shelters to help…

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Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast: PHOTOS

Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow – and epic – drenching that could trigger severe flooding in and around New Orleans. With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday as the first hurricane of the season, National Guard troops and rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters….

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Hurricane dangers: Storm surge, tornadoes and more deadly phenomena linked to tropical storms

Hurricane dangers: Storm surge, tornadoes and more deadly phenomena linked to tropical storms

When it comes to tropical storms and hurricanes, each storm carries its own unique set of dangers. Here’s a look at five deadly hurricane dangers that forecasters keep an eye on, according to AccuWeather. Storm surge Storm surge is defined as “abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted tides,” according to NOAA. As it reaches increasingly shallow waters, this powerful vertical movement of water is pushed ashore, AccuWeather explains….

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Here's what we know about Tropical Storm Barry and what to expect

Here's what we know about Tropical Storm Barry and what to expect

By Dakin Andone and Brandon Miller, CNN CNN — Tropical Storm Barry, the first tropical system to strike the US this year, is just off the Gulf Coast and gaining power. Here’s what you should know: How strong is the storm and where is it? Barry was churning midday Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, per the National Hurricane Center’s advisory at 11 a.m. ET. The storm at…

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NC chief justice to tour hurricane-damaged court facilities in Pender County

NC chief justice to tour hurricane-damaged court facilities in Pender County

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Pender County Courthouse was damaged during Hurricane Florence. (Photo: WWAY) BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — More than 10 months since Hurricane Florence caused extensive damage in Pender County, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is coming to check out the impact on courts in the county. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will visit court personnel and tour the temporary court facilities Monday. – Advertisement – The Pender County…

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Pregnant mom, son found dead after flash flooding

Pregnant mom, son found dead after flash flooding

DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son have died after they were overtaken by flash floods during severe storms Thursday afternoon. The woman’s car was swept away by rushing water on Pine Forge Road in Douglass Township around 4:30 p.m. Police say the two were on their way home when they were stranded and called 911 for help. Emergency crews responded to the scene and called for a water rescue team,…

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Damaging winds, hail possible with Friday storms in Charlotte, Piedmont region

Damaging winds, hail possible with Friday storms in Charlotte, Piedmont region

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Scattered storms Friday in Charlotte and the surrounding Piedmont region could result in isolated damaging winds and hail, the WCNC First Warn Weather Team forecasts. Meteorologist Chris Mulcahy explained the severe threat with Friday’s storms are low but those who do encounter a severe storm could see an impact. Scattered severe thunderstorms are possible Friday in Charlotte and across the greater Piedmont region. WCNC “I think we could have some wet microbursts,”…

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Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Barry is getting a bit more organized and nearing the coastline of Louisiana.  Barry is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning as a weak category 1 hurricane. Barry will have life-threatening impacts along the Louisiana coast, including the potential for strong rip currents in Galveston.  There will be minimal impacts expected here in Houston. TRACK BARRY: Barry interactive map, expected rainfall and more LIVE BLOG: State of emergency in Louisiana with…

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Kingwood residents affected by May floods eligible for federal help

Kingwood residents affected by May floods eligible for federal help

(Editor’s note: The above video is from May 8, 2019, the day of the flooding.) KINGWOOD, Texas — Residents and business owners affected by the severe flooding in early May are now eligible to apply for federal help to repair their homes and businesses. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Friday that homeowners, renters and business owners can apply for a low-interest, long-term loans with the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Residents in Kingwood were devastated…

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Don't Panic: TxDOT Says San Antonians Shouldn't Rush to Gas Pumps Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Don't Panic: TxDOT Says San Antonians Shouldn't Rush to Gas Pumps Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Flickr / United Soybean Board If you were driving in San Antonio Thursday and saw signs advising you to fill up your gas tank, please know that the message wasn’t for you. We’re serious. Do. Not. Cause. Long-ass. Lines. At. The. Gas. Pumps. Here’s the sitch: the Texas Department of Transportation, better known as TxDOT, posted the message “Storm forming in the gulf, be prepared, fill your gas tanks” on electronic signs throughout the Lone…

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Blog: Barry begins flooding Louisiana's coast

Tropical Storm Barry Live Blog: Barry begins flooding Louisiana's coast

NEW ORLEANS — This live blog has moved! Click here for continuing coverage from WWL-TV starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12. This page will remain as a reference. Friday, July 12:   9:35 a.m. – Jefferson Parish transit will suspend service at 7 pm Friday. All service is cancelled Saturday. 9:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 9:05 a.m. – Update from the Flood Protection Authority St. Bernard Parish – Beginning at 10:00 AM the sector…

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Blog: Expected to make landfall Saturday as category 1 hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry Live Blog: Expected to make landfall Saturday as category 1 hurricane

NEW ORLEANS — This live blog has moved! Click here for continuing coverage from WWL-TV starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12. This page will remain as a reference. Friday, July 12:   9:35 a.m. – Jefferson Parish transit will suspend service at 7 pm Friday. All service is cancelled Saturday. 9:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 9:05 a.m. – Update from the Flood Protection Authority St. Bernard Parish – Beginning at 10:00 AM the sector…

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Blog: Outer bands now lashing the Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry Live Blog: Outer bands now lashing the Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS — Here is a live blog with the latest updates on Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season that’s bearing down on the Louisiana coast.  Friday, July 12:   8:40 a.m. – LASPCA evacuating some shelter pets ahead of Tropical Storm Barry 8:20 a.m. – Evacuation Shelter opened at the Belle Chasse Auditorium. Open to Plaquemines Parish residents and pets. Full parish-by-parish evacuation list…

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Tropical Storm Barry threatens a long, slow drenching

Tropical Storm Barry threatens a long, slow drenching

Kevin Mcgill and Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press Updated 8:32 am CDT, Friday, July 12, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what forecasters said will be a long, slow — and epic — drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New Orleans. With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday, National Guard troops and rescue…

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See Tropical Storm Barry yourself via these live weather cameras

See Tropical Storm Barry yourself via these live weather cameras

Katey Psencik, GateHouse Media Friday Jul 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM Tropical Storm Barry is moving closer to the Gulf Coast, expected to be near hurricane-strength when it makes landfall Friday night.  Want to watch the storm move in? Check out these live webcams from regions expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Barry. New Orleans .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0;…

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10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfield after overnight flooding

10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfield after overnight flooding

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode as parts of central North Carolina are at risk for severe weather Friday.Storms pushed through Thursday, bringing heavy rain and high wind. Those same issues remain a possibility Friday. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather for the southern 2/3’s of our viewing area. Biggest threats from damaging wind, and possibly some localized flooding. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/AwpCgvH6fE — Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) July 12, 2019…

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Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — A pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son were killed as severe storms hit Pennsylvania on Thursday night. Authorities said a woman in her 30s and her young son were swept away for approximately a half mile while they were inside their car when heavy rains flooded the area. Officers said around 4:30 p.m. the woman reported being stuck inside the car with her son. She told authorities the water was rushing inside the…

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The Latest: Hurricane center director warns of heavy rains

The Latest: Hurricane center director warns of heavy rains

Updated 7:46 am CDT, Friday, July 12, 2019 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 7:40 a.m. National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham says people should be concerned even if Barry comes ashore as a tropical storm instead of a hurricane because its slow movement will bring hazardous drenching rain either way. Speaking Friday, Graham said the storm’s slow movement means there’ll be more rainfall. Forecasters say there’s still a…

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Airbnb to help victims of Tropical Storm Barry

Airbnb to help victims of Tropical Storm Barry

(FOX 26) – Airbnb has activated its Open Homes program to help displaced residents and relief workers impacted by Tropical Storm Barry. The program recruits hosts who are willing and able to provide free temporary housing. It includes parts of Texas. “Airbnb’s Open Homes Program has been activated to assist residents displaced by and relief workers deployed to respond to Tropical Storm Barry,” Global Disaster Response and Relief head Kellie Bentz said. “Through the program, those…

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Tropical Storm Barry may bring gusty winds, thunderstorms to the Houston area this weekend

Tropical Storm Barry may bring gusty winds, thunderstorms to the Houston area this weekend

Tropical Storm Barry could bring rain and gusty winds to the Houston area this weekend. >> Click through the following gallery to see photos of flooding in New Orleans from earlier in the week. Tropical Storm Barry could bring rain and gusty winds to the Houston area this weekend. >> Click through the following gallery to see photos of flooding in New Orleans from earlier in the week. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather…

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Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season’s first hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm’s rains are expected to pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved…

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120 Texas students spend week helping in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

120 Texas students spend week helping in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

CLOSE Students from across Texas are helping homeowners dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and learning vital and handy skills themselves. Rachel Denny Clow, Corpus Christi Caller-Times A summer retreat doesn’t typically involve repainting strangers’ homes, cutting wood for someone’s house siding or helping clear out a demolition-bound trailer.  But for one week, students from across Texas came together to help residents still affected by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey nearly two years ago. Roughly 120 students arrived Monday at First…

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Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Landfall likely in Louisiana overnight

Tropical Storm Barry forecast: Landfall likely in Louisiana overnight

HOUSTON — Barry is getting a bit more organized and nearing the coastline of Louisiana. Still expecting landfall in the central coastline overnight tonight in to Saturday morning as a strong tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds expected up to 70 mph. If they were at 74 mph we would have a category 1 hurricane on our hands.  This has allowed the NHC to lower its intensity forecast for the storm. Even thought they did- it…

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New Orleans braces for possible Hurricane Barry as outer bands hit southeastern Louisiana

New Orleans braces for possible Hurricane Barry as outer bands hit southeastern Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm’s rains are expected to pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses…

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Tropical Storm Barry slow-moving and gaining strength

Tropical Storm Barry slow-moving and gaining strength

AUSTIN, Texas — Tropical Storm Barry remains disorganized Thursday night as it sits in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. The latest forecast track now has Barry making landfall as a strong tropical storm on Saturday morning along the Louisiana coast. KVUE Although wind and surge will be a concern, flash flooding and river flooding are the main threats with this storm. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 15 inches are expected over much of the state…

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10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfiled after overnight flooding

10 evacuated from woman's shelter in Smithfiled after overnight flooding

RALEIGH (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode because part of central North Carolina is at risk for severe weather Thursday. There is a marginal risk for severe weather in the afternoon and evening. The places at risk include Wake County and areas north, like Roxboro. There is a Marginal (Category 1) Risk for severe weather for the northern half of our area this afternoon/evening. Biggest threat = damaging winds. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/tdtqKwECpH — Don…

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Storms flood parts of Smithfield; more severe weather expected Friday

Storms flood parts of Smithfield; more severe weather expected Friday

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist, & Joe Fisher, WRAL multimedia journalist Smithfield, N.C. — Strong storms flooded parts of central North Carolina overnight, and more storms are expected Friday evening. Ten people were escorted out of a shelter for families in Smithfield through about 18 inches of water, Johnston County authorities said. Numerous roads in Smithfield were flooded, 911 dispatchers said, including at Venture Drive and Outlet Center Drive. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the…

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