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  • Gulf of Mexico has been delayed due to an internet outage at the U.S. drilling regulator's offices in New Orleans. On Tuesday, BSEE said about 58%, or 1.1 million barrels per day, of crude oil production and more than 51%, or 1.4 billion cubic feet per day, of offshore natural gas in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico remained shut in the wake of Tropical...

  • *Boeing drops on report 737 MAX groundings could extend to 2020. *Symantec tumbles on report of end to Broadcom deal talks. NEW YORK, July 15- The benchmark S&P 500 index ended little changed on Monday after oscillating between positive and negative territory throughout the session after Citigroup Inc kicked off the earnings season with a mixed quarterly report.

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, weakening to a tropical depression but dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 5 inches of more rain was expected across south-central Louisiana, with...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded,...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. The threat of major flooding from the historically high Mississippi River overtopping levees appeared to have passed, but the...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. The National Hurricane Center, which hours earlier said Barry had become the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, said the storm...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore on Saturday morning as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding. It was on track to reach hurricane strength shortly before crossing the Louisiana coastline...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, was on track to reach hurricane...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, was on track to reach hurricane...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 12- City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.. While New Orleans authorities refrained from ordering evacuations and advised residents to shelter in place instead,...

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    New Orleans is bracing for Tropical Storm Barry, which could become a category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Saturday.

  • St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico.

    As the National Hurricane Center expects a Category 1 hurricane as soon as late Friday, some experts emphasize that Louisiana's defense system for storm surges is vastly improved since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 12- New Orleans officials warned city residents to stock up on supplies and prepare to shelter in their homes on Friday as "life-threatening" Tropical Storm Barry was poised to come ashore as possibly the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.. "Tropical Storm Barry is a dangerous and life-threatening storm," National Weather Service meteorologist...

  • NBC's Wendy Woolfolk reports from New Orleans on how the city is prepping for Tropical Storm Barry that is expected to bring heavy rain and how it will impact business in the city.

  • St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico.

    The energy industry has shutdown nearly 60% of oil production and about half of the natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, as Tropical Storm Barry heads toward the Louisiana coastline.

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 12- New Orleans residents stocked up on supplies and prepared their homes on Friday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry threatened severe rain and flooding when it comes ashore as possibly the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.. Residents were ordered to evacuate some nearby areas, but the New Orleans mayor said no evacuations were...

  • Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching.

  • HOUSTON, July 10- U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains. As the potential hurricane, to be named Barry, approached Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards on...

  • HOUSTON, July 10- U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, warning that up to 15...