This is what I found on CBSNEWS.COM:
Tropical Storm Barry was moving toward the Louisiana coastline Friday, and nearly 10,000 people have already been ordered to evacuate. President Trump has declared a federal emergency for the state as crews prepare for storm surge that could cause major flooding across New Orleans and surrounding areas.
The National Hurricane Center said there was a chance the slow-moving storm could strengthen into a hurricane as it comes ashore Saturday. Barry’s biggest threat will be rain with 10-20 inches expected to fall in parts of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, the hurricane center said.
Some areas could see up to 25 inches of rain, the center said. Officials in New Orleans said the storm will be a test for the levees protecting the city. The Mississippi River was expected to crest at 19 feet, just a foot below the tops of the levees. National Guard troops have been deployed around the state to help those stranded by flooding.
Late Friday morning, Barry was about 100 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi, and its winds had jumped to 65 mph. Tracking forecasts showed the storm continuing on toward Chicago, swelling the Mississippi River basin with water that must eventually flow south again.
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