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Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm...

The Latest: Amtrak to resume New Orleans service

Jul. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Amtrak rail service between New Orleans and three major cities is being restored after being suspended while Barry threatened. The Amtrak Crescent was to leave New York for New Orleans on Monday, with service from New Orleans to New York...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Jul. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday...

Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

Jul. 14, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West. Toward the end, his skills and experience propelled him to lead a federal multi-agency team that responded to large-scale national...

Barry downgraded to a tropical depression as winds weaken over northwest Louisiana; storm still poses flooding threats

Jul. 14, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Barry downgraded to a tropical depression as winds weaken over northwest Louisiana; storm still poses flooding threats.

Hurricane Barry's rain and floods hammer Gulf environment

Jul. 14, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife habitat and fisheries, scientists say. But the extent of the damage — and whether it will be at least...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

National Hurricane Center: Barry has weakened to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds now near 70 mph

Jul. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — National Hurricane Center: Barry has weakened to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds now near 70 mph.