Tag: New Orleans (La)

Still Menaced by Flooding, Louisiana Dodges a Storm’s Worst Blows

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tropical Storm Barry’s second day on land brought waves of both relief and worry on Sunday. The slow-moving storm continued to kick up funnel clouds, tornadoes and sheets of heavy rain in parts of Louisiana, leaving some coastal communities with waterlogged homes and flooded roads. But the state’s largest metropolitan areas, […]

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Hurricane Barry Spares New Orleans (So Far), as Inland Cities Brace for Floods

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Barry crept onto the shores of Louisiana west of flood-weary New Orleans on Saturday, drawing cautious optimism from city residents who saw little rainfall from the storm as of evening, and from officials in western coastal parishes that were drenched and battered but had prepared for much worse. After a brief […]

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Photos of Tropical Storm Barry’s Crawl Toward the Louisiana Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents hunkered down on Saturday morning as Tropical Storm Barry punched its way slowly and ominously toward the coast, causing widespread power failures, more than a dozen emergency rescues and pounding rainfall in some communities. The major storm, the first to strike the country this season, was proving to be a […]

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Hurricane Barry Live Updates: Storm Is Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCharmiker Lewis, right, with Delmyree Stott, 6, along a flooded ramp on the Mississippi River walkway in New Orleans on Friday.CreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times The storm is now a hurricane. But rain is the greatest threat. Hurricane Barry has strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Updates: Louisiana Braces for Landfall

Here’s what you need to know: The storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to sweep into south Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning. By 4 a.m. local time, the storm’s rain bands had begun battering the coast, though it had yet to make landfall. […]

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Katrina on Its Mind, New Orleans Keeps an Anxious Eye on Tropical Storm Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Water can come at you from multiple angles in a city surrounded by it. Joseph Thomas, 51, remembers how it came into his neighborhood last time. “We would not be talking about Katrina had the levees not broke,” he said, explaining that the disaster in 2005 happened because faulty levees and flood […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Updates: Tracking Its Approach to Louisiana

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe swollen Mississippi River in the Algiers Point neighborhood of New Orleans on Friday.CreditBryan Thomas for The New York Times The storm is gathering strength in the warm water of the Gulf. Louisiana residents are filling sandbags and stocking up on food and gas as they prepare their homes […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes

Morgan City’s motto is “Right in the Middle of Everywhere.” On Saturday morning, the Louisiana city of 12,000 people may find itself right in the middle of a hurricane. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Barry, now out in the Gulf of Mexico, to develop into a Category 1 hurricane and land right on the city, which […]

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Tropical Storm Barry: Why Rainfall Is the Biggest Threat

The first major storm system expected to strike the United States this hurricane season strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, continuing to dump rain along already inundated parts of the Gulf Coast before its expected landfall on Saturday. The National Hurricane Center said it could become a Category 1 hurricane by late Friday. The […]

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Tropical Storm Barry: Why Rainfall Is Its Biggest Threat

A storm system hovering over the northern Gulf of Mexico that had already dropped more than eight inches of rain on New Orleans gained strength on Thursday to become Tropical Storm Barry. The flash flooding that plagued some neighborhoods in New Orleans on Wednesday served as a warning to residents along the Gulf Coast of […]

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Tropical Storm Expected to Form in Gulf as Rain Pounds New Orleans

A tropical storm is expected to form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said, prompting the city of New Orleans to begin closing flood gates, officials to warn residents and oil companies to start shutting down offshore platforms and coastal operations. The storm, which would be the first tropical […]

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Overlooked No More: Rev. Bill Larson, Who Became a Symbol of Gay Loss in New Orleans

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Christina Caron The fire that ripped through the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, was (and still is) the deadliest blaze the […]

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Dave Bartholomew, Mainstay of New Orleans R&B, Dies at 100

Dave Bartholomew, the producer, arranger, composer, trumpet player and bandleader who had a major hand in the shaping of New Orleans rhythm and blues and early rock ’n’ roll, died on Sunday in New Orleans. He was 100. His death was confirmed by his son Ron. An influential figure who worked mainly behind the scenes, […]

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Louisiana Man Killed 3 ‘Random Victims’ in Two Days, Authorities Say

A Louisiana man has been accused of fatally shooting three people in a neighborhood just outside New Orleans this week in what appeared to be random attacks, the authorities said Wednesday, adding that he was also a suspect in a killing in the city earlier this month. The suspect, Sean Barrette, 22, was arrested Tuesday […]

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He Couldn’t Talk About What He Saw in World War II. So He Painted It.

As the gray dawn spread over the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, revealing the legions of Allied ships staged to begin the D-Day invasion, a 25-year-old French aristocrat-turned-commando named Count Guy de Montlaur was told his squad would be one of the very first to splash onto the beach. Their mission was to […]

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After a Scandal, the New Orleans Jazz Market Rises Again

NEW ORLEANS — On a recent Wednesday night in an otherwise lonely part of town, a crowd of young people spilled in and out of the big, glassy building at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevards, where the words “New Orleans Jazz Market” are blazoned above the doorway. Inside, […]

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