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FACTBOX-Barry could be latest storm to batter New Orleans

Reuters New Orleans
Updated: 12-07-2019 02:02 IST
FACTBOX-Barry could be latest storm to batter New Orleans

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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. The worst hurricanes to swamp New Orleans in modern history, either hitting the city directly or devastating it in a broader path of destruction, include:

* Katrina, August 2005, 1,833 dead, $125 billion damages * Betsy, September 1965, 75 dead, $1.4 billion damages

* Harvey, August 2017, 68 dead, $125 billion damages * Andrew, August 1992, 26 dead, $27 billion damages

* Rita, September 2005, 7 dead, $10 billion damages Source: National Hurricane Center

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