Storm brings flood to Louisiana

Storm Barry has made landfall in Louisiana, where officials have warned of potentially life-threatening floods.

The storm reached hurricane strength as it neared land, but has now weakened to a storm packing sustained wind speeds of 60mph (96km/h).

The system is crawling north-west at a speed of just 8mph, dumping heavy rainfall as it tracks inland.

The worst of the storm is expected to hit an area west of New Orleans, and affect the wider region.

Thousands have been evacuated from areas most at risk of flooding and other residents have been told to shelter in place.

More than 100,000 households in Louisiana are already without power, according to tracking tool poweroutage. us.

BBC NEWS. 14 July 2019. Storm Barry brings flood fears in Louisiana. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48973819