July 13, 2019

PREPPING FOR BARRY: Officials in New Orleans update ahead of storm's landfall

Tropical Storm Barry is picking up momentum on Friday as forecasters are warning that New Orleans could get its worst drenching in decades – and one that will pose a serious test of its post-Katrina flood defenses.

As of late Friday morning, the storm – which could make landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday -- was about 100 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and its winds had jumped to 65 mph.

The storm could possibly eclipse New Orleans’ wettest day on record -- 12.24 inches -- on May 8, 1995, forecasters told the Associated Press. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said pockets of Louisiana could have as much as 25 inches of rain.

Sharing a mix of breaking news, Arizona stories, engaging discussions, and popular culture.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This is Atomic.

All the pages you see here are built with the sections & elements included with Atomic. Import any page or this entire site to your own Oxygen installation in one click.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram