Why Is Tropical Storm Barry Such a Threat? The Science Behind the Brewing Hurricane

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Tropical Storm Barry, which is forecast to become Hurricane Barry as it hurls forward on a collision course with the Louisiana coast, has experts worried about potentially catastrophic effects, from storm surge to a potential breach of levees meant to prevent flooding. "The more information we get, the more concerned we are," said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards at a news conference Thursday as Barry gathered strength in the Gulf of Mexico. "It’s going to be an extreme rain event.

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