Tropical Storm Barry slowly grinds north and pummels Louisiana with rain
Tropical Storm Barry rumbled across Louisiana on Sunday, heading north as it lashed the state with punishing rain and wind. The storm is expected to weaken throughout the day, but authorities still warned of “dangerous, life-threatening flooding” along with possible tornadoes.
Tropical storm and storm surge warnings were in effect for large swaths of Louisiana on Sunday.
“The Mississippi is [the river] that’s levee’d and doesn’t pose a threat,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said at a news briefing.
“Every other river poses a threat to flooding.”
Forecasters expected Barry’s center to move through the western parts of central and northern Louisiana throughout the day and then over Arkansas late in the day and Monday.
14th July 2019