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Here's How Louisiana Is Doing

The tropical depression has brought a lot of rain
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 14, 2019 4:10 PM CDT
Brady Dayries is hit by a wave as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Mandeville, La.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages, the AP reports. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon and its winds were steadily weakening since it made landfall Saturday in Louisiana, Barry's rain bands created a flooding and tornado threat stretching from central Louisiana to eastern Mississippi and beyond. Several parishes or counties in both states were under flash flood warnings. Among the details:

  • Far from the storm's center, tornado warnings were issued Sunday morning in both states, though no serious damage or injuries were reported.
  • President Trump asked people across the region to keep their guard up, tweeting on Sunday: "A big risk of major flooding in large parts of Louisiana and all across the Gulf Coast. Please be very careful!"

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