A resident rides in a boat while assessing flood water damage after a levee breach in Myrtle Grove, La., U.S., on Sun., July 14, 2019. Barry risked causing life-threatening floods after making landfall in Louisiana, as the tropical storm hit the state with as much as two feet of rain. (Photographer: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg)

Hurricane Barry made landfall as a Category 1 storm Saturday, bringing heavy rain, wind and flooding to Louisiana, narrowly avoiding high-risk areas in and around New Orleans that were forecasted to be threatened by heavy storm surge.

As Barry approached Louisiana as a tropical storm, state officials expressed concern over Barry’s path as it appeared to threaten severe flooding in areas devastated by Katrina, which luckily did not materialize. Other areas of Louisiana, however, did experience flooding as Barry dropped nearly two feet of rain across the state, causing power outages and road closures.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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