Evacuations are ordered for at least 10,000 people as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans | Daily Mail Online

Storm in Gulf of Mexico has officially become Tropical Storm Barry, and is expected to become hurricaneThe storm dumped as much as eight inches of rain in three hours over parts of New Orleans on Wednesday  Major flooding and potential storm surge prompted Louisiana Gov Bel Edwards to declare state of emergencyNew Orleans’ historic French Quarter was also significantly flooded by the storm along Royal StreetThe Mississippi River is forecast to crest at highest level since 1927 this weekend – more than 90 yearsMandatory evacuation issued 6am Thursday for as many as 10,000 people in Plaquemines Parish in LouisianaStorm is set to deposit between 10 to 15 inches of rain on Gulf Coast from west Texas, through Louisiana coastNew Orleans has been hit by devastating storms before, including 2005’s Hurricane Katrina which killed 1,833

Source: Evacuations are ordered for at least 10,000 people as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans | Daily Mail Online

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