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Gulf Coast faces life-threatening rains as Barry moves farther inland


July 14 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Barry was moving slowly northward Sunday over west-central Louisiana, creating live-threatening rains as the primary threat after reaching landfall as a hurricane the day before.

More than 144,000 customers out of 2.3 million in the Louisiana were without electricity, according to PowerOutage.US.

With maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, Barry was moving north at 6 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 7 a.m. CDT advisory. The eye was about 5 miles west of Peason Ridge, La., and 80 miles southeast of Shreveport, La.

The center of Barry will move ...


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