World News: 16:11 GMT Sunday 14th July 2019. [Yahoo Business Press Release News Feed via SPi World News]
Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Barry, which made landfall as a category 1 hurricane on Saturday then quickly weakened to a tropical storm, was 50 miles (85 km) south-southeast of Shreveport with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 km) per hour on Sunday morning. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast could still cause life-threatening flooding, the National Weather Service said.
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