Louisiana's governor, John Bel Edwards, has urged residents not to become complacent. But Mayor LaToya Cantrell said 48 hours of heavy downpours could overwhelm pumps created to purge streets and storm drains of excess water.
NHC Director Ken Graham warned of the potential for inland flooding: "It's not just a coastal event".
The storm called Barry formed over hotter-than-usual water in the Gulf of Mexico, and that helped it gain strength and pick up moisture. "If that doesn't force people to react to this and listen to their local officials [when they tell them to evacuate] then I don't know what else we can tell them". It is not, however, the first tropical storm of year, as Tropical Storm Andrea hit the Atlantic in May.
So three issues are adding together: The extremely high Mississippi River, the storm surge slowing the river flow pushing the water higher in the southern end of the river and the extreme rainfall. "So we're just hunkering down", he said.
At a news conference on Friday, Edwards vowed the state was ready for impact and levees in New Orleans should withstand the floodwaters.
No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square
Saturday's outage occurred on the 42nd anniversary of a NY blackout that crippled the city during a heat wave on July 13, 1977. "We are working to restore power to 42,000 customers primarily in the Westside of Manhattan ", the company said on Twitter.
Le feuilleton Rugy se poursuit
Au bord des larmes ce matin sur BFM TV , François de Rugy affirme n'avoir " absolument pas de raison de démissionner ". Et il s'est engagé à " rembourser chaque euro contesté " après les révélations de Mediapart sur des dîners fastueux .
But local revelers and tourists drank "hurricane" cocktails and sang arm in arm as they walked down Bourbon Street late Friday.
New Orleans residents were bracing for a rise in water of up to 5 feet.
Louisiana is facing an extraordinarily risky confluence of conditions, experts say. Forecasters say Hurricane Barry could drop 10 to 20 inches of rain by tomorrow through Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and southwestern MS, and hit some parts of Louisiana with 25 inches.
The weather service said the heaviest rain from Barry could come from late Sunday into early Monday if rain bands from the storm move into the Tennessee Valley.
"There's still going to be two to three feet between the top of the levee and the top of the floodwaters", Cassidy told Fox News.
New Orleans received up to 10 inches of rain in a three-hour span earlier this week, and the levees in town are already at flood stage.
While the Army Corps of Engineers said that levees should protect New Orleans from flood waters, there were images already of some levees being inundated with water south of the city.
Many businesses were also shut down or closed early in Baton Rouge, and winds were strong enough to rock large pickup trucks.
Ahead of the storm, New Orleans residents flocked to supermarkets for bottled water, ice, snacks and beer, thronging grocery stores in such numbers that some ran out of shopping carts.
The impending storm could test beefed-up flood defenses put in place since the 2005 calamity of Hurricane Katrina, which left much of New Orleans underwater and killed about 1,800 people.
The city's main sports arena, the Superdome, was turned into an emergency shelter during Katrina.
A screenshot showing messages between the student and teacher, and a photo of the sixth grade classroom where they had sex. The 478 days she has spent behind bars already will be taken from the total time she is to serve.
C'est la somme totale que va reverser l'UEFA aux clubs en Ligue des Champions, dont le PSG, l'OL et le LOSC . Les différentes parts de marché seront distribuées aux clubs participants de chaque association.
C'est officiel: la nouvelle console de jeu portable de Nintendo sera commercialisée à la rentrée, à environ 200 euros. Maintenant on comprend mieux aussi pourquoi la version allégée ne peut pas se connecter à un téléviseur.
From there, the Boston Red Sox legend was flown out to Massachusettes where he received a second surgery as a precaution. A gunman shot Ortiz in the lower back on June 9 while he was sitting on a crowded bar patio in Santo Domingo.
I'd rather lose playing that way than lose playing conservatively and not really giving myself a chance. So it deserves to stand-alone and not just be this tournament that's attached on to the week after.
L'occasion était trop belle pour Aston Martin Red Bull Racing d'effectuer une opération de communication autour de James Bond. C'est dans le cadre du Grand Prix de Grande-Bretagne 2019 que l'Hypercar d'Aston Martin a fait sa première publique.
Il s'inspire du long-métrage culte de Kubrick, 2001, l'Odyssée de l'espace , et est aujourd'hui un morceau incontournable. Sorti le 11 juillet 1969, " Space Oddity " est également le titre d'ouverture du deuxième album du chanteur.
Le record est toujours détenu par la finale de 1992, remportée au bout de 5h01 par la paire John Mc Enroe/Michael Stich. Nicolas Mahut et Edouard Roger-Vasselin ont perdu mais sans doute disputé l'une des plus belles finales de Wimbledon.
Detectives and forensics were processing the scene Saturday morning; the man's name has not been released. The raid has sparked fears in the 10 cities targeted for enforcement; Seattle is not among them.
On Wednesday night, Major Max Geron hosted a press conference on the details about the initial investigation. Crystal Jackson, 18-month-old Cedric Jackson Jr.'s aunt, said police told her the boy was not alive.
Metallica Announce New Illustrated Children’s Book
The children's book is brightly colored and features hilarious illustrations of the four Metallica band members. Heavy rockers Metallica are helping young fans learn their ABCs with their first children's book.
U.S. probes Deutsche Bank's dealings with Malaysia's 1MDB
In a statement, Deutsche Bank said it had fully cooperated with all regulatory and law enforcement agencies that made inquiries. Tim Leissner , Goldman Sachs' former top man in southeast Asia is helping officials look at Deutsche Bank, the newspaper said.
Koscielny part au bras de fer avec Arsenal
Il avait notamment effectué son retour sur les terrains le 26 novembre 2018, plusieurs mois après une rupture du tendon d'Achille. Elle est de 12 pour le Borussia Dortmund et le LOSC , à 16 pour qu'il revienne à Lorient où il a joué avant Arsenal .