'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry heads towards New Orleans

Jul 13, 2019, 09:05 AM(IST)
New Orleans officials warned city residents to stock up on supplies and prepare to shelter in their homes on Friday (July 12) as "life-threatening" Tropical Storm Barry was poised to come ashore as possibly the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. While the storm did not yet have hurricane-force winds, it was forecast to bring torrential rains of up to 25 inches (64 cm) in certain places, which officials said risked flooding along the already-swollen lower Mississippi River.
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