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Tropical storm Barry likely to become hurricane by Friday or Saturday: NHC

Tropical storm Barry likely to become hurricane by Friday or Saturday: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Barry could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday night or early Saturday when the center is near the coast of Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The storm, about 140 miles (220 km) south east of Morgan City, Louisiana, is packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km per hour), the NHC

Hurricane, Tropical Storm Warnings Proclaimed in US State of Louisiana

Hurricane, Tropical Storm Warnings Proclaimed in US State of Louisiana

"A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle," the statement said on Thursday. "Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including metropolitan New Orleans." On Wednesday, a state of emergency was declared by Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards

Hurricane warning issued for parts of Louisiana coast ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Hurricane warning issued for parts of Louisiana coast ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

close Video New Orleans bracing for prospect of a foot of rain as a Gulf system grows stronger Louisiana is under a state of emergency; Casey Stegall reports from the scene. New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses are expected to face an extreme test as Tropical Storm Barry threatens to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow

Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Gulf Coast

This low-lying Louisiana city — built on a crescent-shaped sliver of land surrounded by the mouth of the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico — has long battled water. But Tropical Storm Barry presents a somewhat unusual threat. While tropical storms and hurricanes are a risk along the Gulf Coast throughout the summer and fall,

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - 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. Barry coalesced in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, packing maximum sustained

Is Louisiana Prepared for Hurricane Barry?

Is Louisiana Prepared for Hurricane Barry?

Hurricane season has only just begun, but a storm is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico that could test New Orleans’ river levee system. An advisory from the National Hurricane Center at 4 a.m. on Thursday morning projected a low-end hurricane, called “Barry,” could make landfall as early as Saturday, bringing with it heavy winds and more than 20 inches

US: Louisiana braces for first hurricane of the season

US: Louisiana braces for first hurricane of the season

Thousands of residents of the US state of Louisiana broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans' improved post-Katrina flood defences. National Guard troops and rescue crews in

Astronaut photo shows ominous Tropical Storm Barry picking up steam

Astronaut photo shows ominous Tropical Storm Barry picking up steam

Space station astronaut Christina Koch snapped a photo of Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday afternoon, as the developing storm headed for the Louisiana coast and its vulnerable city New Orleans. The National Weather Service expects the storm to grow into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday, with winds of around 75 mph. The short-lived storm won't have

NHC issues hurricane warning Louisiana coast ahead of storm Barry

NHC issues hurricane warning Louisiana coast ahead of storm Barry

(Reuters) - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Thursday issued a hurricane warning for Tropical Storm Barry for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle. Barry, the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of the mouth of Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds