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Barry s outer bands begin lashing southeastern Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS Tropical Storm Barry s wind and rain were starting to lash Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, and forecasters said the storm could make landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm s rains are expected to pose a severe test of New Orleans improved post-Katrina flood defenses . Barry is forecast to bring more than a foot and a half (0.5 meters) of rain to parts of the state as it moves slowly inland. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said pockets of Louisiana could have...


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