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New Orleans prepares for ‘life-threatening’ Tropical Storm Barry as it grinds to landfall

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 13, 2019 18:44

New Orleans prepares for ‘life-threatening’ Tropical Storm Barry as it grinds to landfall

As government officials set up emergency centers and warned New Orleans residents to prepare to huddle indoors, Tropical Storm Barry was poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.As Barry churned through the northern Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana, meteorologists warned that torrential rains – as much as 2 feet  in some places – are likely to unleash severe flooding.Winds blew waves over the retaining wall along Lake Pontchartrain and shop owners placed sandbags in low-lying areas. Mandatory evacuations were imposed in flood-prone coastal areas and U.S. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for Louisiana and the Louisiana National Guard activated troops, who prepared to assist local authorities.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 13, 2019 18:44