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Tropical Strom Barry Makes Landfall in Louisiana, Threat of Flash Flood Remains

  • Tropical Strom Barry is slowly rumbling across Louisiana. The first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season, Barry has brought lots of rains after landfall on the on the Louisiana coast, which may cause dangerous flash flooding in the times to come. However, the extent of rain has been less than the forecasters warned earlier. However, the storm still poses significant threat of flash flood. Consequently, flash flood watches have been extended in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has said that some parts of central and southern Louisiana could also get as much as 20 inches of rain, leading to dangerous and life-threatening flooding. NHC has said that the storm will “move across the western portion of central and northern Louisiana today, and over Arkansas tonight and Monday.” Later on Sunday, the storm Barry would start weakening to become a tropical depression.