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Monday Sunrise Edition: New Orleans mostly dodges the Barry bullet

New Orleans was hit with flooding and power outages this past weekend. But many Crescent City residents found reasons to be grateful because a forecast triple whammy – high tide, storm surge, and river flooding – didn’t overwhelm the levee system.

Hurricane Barry was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday as it crawled slowly north, still leaving more than 11 million people under flash-flood watches Sunday from the Gulf Coast up to Missouri. Some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi could see as much as 15 inches of total rain. 

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