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Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services.

CBS


Decaying Barry may still produce very heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley.

NEWS RELEASE July 15, 2019

Louisiana Department of Health reminds residents to be cautious around floodwater LAKE CHARLES, La. — Louisiana residents in the Lake Charles region are advised to remain cautious about floodwater after Tropical Storm Barry. Lake Charles and the surrounding parishes have an abundance of small, individual sewage systems such as those with septic tanks. Many of these have been inundated with floodwater that may be contaminated with sewage, bacteria and other dangerous substances. Floodwater also may conceal hidden dangers such as wildlife, exposed electrical wires or sharp objects. If your community has experienced flooding, the safest course of action is to stay out of the water. Media should call Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh, regional medical director, at (337) 475-3227.

Storm QPF


Storms and floods have ripped through areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India, killing more than 130 people.

BBC


Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh are at risk from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall

UNICEF


Barry forecasts for the next several days

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NWS Marine Forecast Areas

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Flooding hits Louisiana as residents brace for Barry

CNN


POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TWO: Flash Flooding Risk

[Image of WPC Flash Flooding/Excessive Rainfall Outlook]


POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TWO: Possible Rainfall

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]


U.S. coastal areas will require significant spending to ride out future storms and rising sea levels — not in decades, but now and in the very near future.

NYT

“……By 2040, simply providing basic storm-surge protection in the form of sea walls for all coastal cities with more than 25,000 residents will require at least $42 billion, according to new estimates from the Center for Climate Integrity, an environmental advocacy group. Expanding the list to include communities smaller than 25,000 people would increase that cost to more than $400 billion. …….”


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