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New Orleans: Largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 391,006 in 2018, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.

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How Houston became "Space City"

If New York is the “Big Apple” and New Orleans the “Big Easy,” Houston is known as "Space City." That all began almost six decades ago, when NASA decided to open the manned spacecraft center..
CBS News - Published

New Orleans photo tour: The beautiful, tasty and downright spooky

What's not to love about New Orleans?
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for New Orleans

Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana [Video]Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana

Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Strong winds sweep through New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry nears [Video]Strong winds sweep through New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry nears

As government officials set up emergency centers and warned New Orleans residents on Friday (July 12) to prepare to huddle indoors, Tropical Storm Barry was poised to make landfall as the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Tropical Storm Barry Closes In On New Orleans [Video]Tropical Storm Barry Closes In On New Orleans

Tropical Storm Barry is closing in on New Orleans. Reuters reports the storm is predicted to make landfall early Saturday morning. Officials are predicting extreme rain and flooding for the area with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Plan to shelter in place: NOLA Mayor [Video]Plan to shelter in place: NOLA Mayor

Tropical Storm Barry is approaching New Orleans, and Mayor LaToya Cantrell is calling on residents to shelter in place and be ready to heed warnings from emergency officials. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Looming Tropical Storm May Challenge New Orleans' Levees Like Never Before [Video]Looming Tropical Storm May Challenge New Orleans' Levees Like Never Before

As the planet's oceans warm due to climate change, hurricanes are likely to get wetter and more frequent. New Orleans was hit with flash floods Wednesday, and the water is likely to keep rising...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Rain was thick 'like fog': NOLA residents [Video]Rain was thick 'like fog': NOLA residents

New Orleans residents were forced to seek shelter on Wednesday morning when a powerful storm hit, flooding streets and damaging homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Obamacare's future in the balance at appeals court hearing [Video]Obamacare's future in the balance at appeals court hearing

A federal appeals court will consider whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling declaring the Obamacare healthcare law unconstitutional, a position now backed by the Trump administration. Zach Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Drew Brees Welcomes Zion Williamson To The Big Easy [Video]Drew Brees Welcomes Zion Williamson To The Big Easy

Zion Williamson was drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees surprised Williamson with an autographed jersey when he arrived in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Plane Passenger Banned For Life For Vaping [Video]Plane Passenger Banned For Life For Vaping

A 30-year-old Spirit Airlines passenger on a flight from Detroit to New Orleans recently got himself banned for life after deciding to take a smoke break in the plane's bathroom. An attendant on Flight..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

 

New Orleans Mayor: city 'spared' by storm

The mayor of New Orleans says the city is "beyond lucky" after tropical storm Barry failed to cause significant flooding or damage in the city over the weekend. (July 14)  
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories July 14 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, July 14th: New Orleans avoids worst of storm; Dozens dead in Nepal flooding; France celebrates Bastille Day; New York interrupted by power outage.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast

The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of..
Reuters - Published

Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans

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.
Reuters - Published

The U.S. Coast Guard heroically airlifts people stranded in flooded waters

The U.S. Coast Guard said that a crew from Air Station New Orleans evacuated a number of people from flooded areas in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Storm Barry moves inland from New Orleans, leaves rain and flooding in its wake

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..
Reuters - Published

Barry makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, downgrades to tropical storm

Barry came ashore this afternoon near Morgan City, Louisiana, 85 miles west of New Orleans. Less than an hour later, it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Torrential rains and flash flooding remain a..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm

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..
Reuters - Published

Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared

Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans residents on high alert for flooding

New Orleans is below sea level -- and Barry will test the safeguards that the city put in place following the devastation from Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. Residents felt a sigh of relief after..
CBS News - Published

Barry lashes Louisiana coast with heavy rain

The edges of tropical storm Barry are hitting the Louisiana coast with heavy rain. Roads are flooded and tens of thousands of people are without power, forcing some evacuations. The storm's powerful..
CBS News - Published

New Orleans residents huddle at home, and in bars, ahead of hurricane

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..
Reuters - Published

Live videos, webcams show Barry's landfall in New Orleans and the Louisiana coast

Live feeds from New Orleans and the Louisiana coast give a glimpse of conditions on the ground as Barry is predicted to make landfall as a hurricane.
USATODAY.com - Published

Katrina on Its Mind, New Orleans Keeps an Anxious Eye on Tropical Storm Barry

The trauma of levee failures loomed large as residents scrambled to stock food, fill sandbags and pump their cars with gas.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana

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..
Reuters - Published

Acosta, New Orleans, Facebook: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
NYTimes.com - Published

Viral video sparks outrage in New Orleans over arrest of black brass band musician

Video of police in New Orleans arresting a black brass band musician after a call from a white store owner is going viral on social media.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Storm Barry's threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists

Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate..
Reuters - Published

Storm Barry threatens to overwhelm New Orleans' century-old pump system

The rain started pounding New Orleans about the time Jeff Carerras put on his morning pot of coffee. Before it was done brewing, floodwaters were lapping at the door of his bar, Tracey's.
Reuters - Published

Tropical Storm Barry gains strength as it heads towards New Orleans

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..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans hunkers down as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana coast

Coastal Louisiana felt the first blow from Tropical Storm Barry's winds early on Friday as the slow-moving tempest was forecast to become the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 threatening to bring rain..
Reuters - Published

Tropical Storm Barry could dump 20 inches of rain on New Orleans, nearing levees' limits

Tropical Storm Barry is on track to hit Louisiana Saturday as a likely hurricane, but the danger is not from high wind but heavy rain and flooding.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry lands first blow on coastal Louisiana, New Orleans hunkers down

Coastal Louisiana felt the first blow from Tropical Storm Barry's winds early on Friday as the slow-moving tempest was forecast to become the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 threatening to bring rain..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Barry could be latest storm to batter New Orleans

Tropical Storm Barry was headed toward New Orleans on Thursday, and forecast to gain strength and become this year's first Atlantic hurricane, the latest in a long line of storms to strike the city.
Reuters - Published

New Orleans braces for flooding, Trump declares emergency ahead of Storm Barry

New Orleans braced for severe flooding with residents told to hunker down as a growing tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico headed for landfall late on Friday or early on Saturday as the first..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans, Gulf Coast braces for possible hurricane

A storm swamped New Orleans streets and paralyzed rush-hour traffic Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather was on the way.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

Nervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of "extreme rain" and more flooding ahead of the storm's predicted landfall early on..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane warnings issues along the Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry could become a hurricane before making landfall. The storm's biggest threat is rain, with as much as two feet in New Orleans and parts of Mississippi. WCBS chief weathercaster..
CBS News - Published

New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm Barry

A state of emergency was declared and the National Guard was activated in Louisiana amid the threat of Tropical Storm Barry. Improvements in flood protection were made after Katrina, and are about to..
CBS News - Published

Residents brace for flooding threat in New Orleans

In low-lying areas south of New Orleans, some residents left the area in anticipation of flooding
CBS News - Published

Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans with 'extreme rain,' flooding risk

Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and officials warned of "extreme rain" and flooding if the storm makes landfall by early Saturday..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans braces for Mississippi flooding as storm Barry bears down

Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and city officials warned of severe flooding if it makes landfall by early Saturday as the first..
Reuters - Published

Strengthened tropical storm Barry takes aim at Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Barry took form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and headed toward an already water-logged New Orleans, where it was forecast to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans, already hit by floods, prepares for arrival of a potential Hurricane Barry

The weather disturbance in the Gulf is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Barry by nightfall and hit as a hurricane Saturday, NWS says.
USATODAY.com - Published

State of emergency declared as Louisiana braces for potential hurricane

Louisiana is bracing for a potential hurricane. KTVT meteorologist Chris Padgett has the latest forecast, and CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joins CBSN AM from New Orleans where..
CBS News - Published

Tropical storm brewing off U.S. Gulf Coast, likely to hit Louisiana as hurricane

A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans was expected to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by late Friday or early Saturday,..
Reuters - Published

Waterspout towers off NOLA coast

An impressive waterspout was spotted on Lake Pontchartrain near the New Orleans lakefront.
USATODAY.com - Published

Storm likely to churn into hurricane, looms on U.S. Gulf coast

A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans is likely to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by late Friday or early Saturday, forecasters..
Reuters - Published

Louisiana braces for possible hurricane carrying double trouble

System in Gulf could strengthen into tropical storm or even Hurricane Barry and send Mississippi to brink of flood stage and spur flash floods like those that just hit New Orleans
CBS News - Published

New Orleans is already flooded — and the worst may be yet to come: Forecasters are predicting a hurricane

New Orleans was already hit by a storm that left its streets swamped. Now, meteorologists say a hurricane could be on its way
USATODAY.com - Published

Heavy rains flood New Orleans streets in taste of storm ahead

New Orleans was hit with widespread flooding on Wednesday from heavy rain spawned from a weather system that forecasters warned could grow into a hurricane capable of causing severe inundation of the..
Reuters - Published

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