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Barry spares New Orleans but Mississippi faces flash flood fears


Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. The storm did bring fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi’s capital city on Sunday morning.

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay “vigilant”, warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast.

“This storm still has a long way to go before it leaves this state,” Edwards said. “Don’t let your guard down.”

In Mississippi, up to 3in of rain ...


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