Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks


LOUISIANA CONTINUING CLEAN UP EFFORTS THIS MORNING AFTER TROPICAL STORM BARRY BROUGHT TORRENTIAL RAINS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OVER THE WEEKEND. THE STORM HAS NOW BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION — AND THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER HAS REMOVED ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS. RESCUE CREWS WORKING THROUGH THE WEEKEND — AIRLIFTING RESIDENTS TO SAFETY FROM FLOODWATERS. BARRY MAKING LANDFALL AS A HURRICANE ON SATURDAY — BRINGING HEAVY RAIN THAT LEFT SOME NEIGHBORHOODS COMPLETELY SUBMERGED. MORE THAN HALF A FOOT OF RAIN FALLING ACROSS PARTS OF THE STATE. AS THE STORM WEAKENED — THE MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS SAYING THE CITY AVOIDED DISASTER. MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL/NEW ORLEANS: “WE ABSOLUTELY MADE IT THROUGH THE STORM. BEYOND LUCKY, WE WERE SPARED.” “IT SEEMED THAT AS THOSE BANDS MOVED CLOSER TO NEW ORLEANS IT SEEMED TO JUST GO AROUND US.” DOUG: RESIDENTS ARE OUT OF THE WOODS JUST YET– FORECASTS SHOW DAYS OF RAIN ARE AHEAD. 11 MILLION PEOPLE WERE UNDER FLASH FLOOD WATCHES YESTERDAY.. SOME COULD SEE SEVERE WEATHER AS BARRY CONTINUES TO PUSH INLAND. TEARSA: THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE IS SET TO REVISIT THE RECODE KNOXVILLE VOTE THIS WEEK.. TEARSA:

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