‘Life-threatening’ Tropical Storm Barry heads toward New Orleans

Source: Business Insurance

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