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Tropical Storm Barry approaches the coast of Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Barry is weakening as it moves over Louisiana, but heavy rain and flooding could still worsen — here are the latest updates

Hurricane Barry is swamping Louisiana. More rain is looming, so residents are looking to Mississippi river levees to hold back floodwater.
The Mississippi River is seen in New Orleans on Thursday.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 19 feet during Tropical Storm Barry — a height not seen in New Orleans since 1950

The Army Corps of Engineers believes New Orleans' levees will keep the floodwaters at bay during the storm.

The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history

June 1 marked the start of hurricane season. Here's what to know about the deadliest hurricanes the US has ever endured.
Brad Pitt on a walking tour through the Make it Right houses in 2012.

Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project is under fire after homes started rotting and collapsing. Here’s everything that’s gone wro...

Brad Pitt's plan to rebuild New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina has run into a slew of problems.
Brad Pitt on a walking tour through the Make it Right houses in 2012.

Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project faces even more backlash after residents discover their homes are rotting and caving in

Pitt's plan to rebuild New Orleans has backfired after residents complained of rotting and collapsing homes.
A woman spotted her relatives' plea for help, spelled out on their lawn, in NOAA aerial images taken after Hurricane Michael.

A woman spotted her relatives’ call for ‘HELP’ in photos NOAA took of Hurricane Michael’s aftermath, and the program could rev...

"I'm happy that there was a happy ending to this," Mike Aslaksen, remote sensing division chief of the NOAA's National Geodetic Survey, told Business Insider on Tuesday.

Hurricane Michael blasted Florida with up to 155 mph winds. Here’s how it compares to other destructive storms in US history.

Here's how Hurricanes Florence and Michael compare to other devastating storms that have hit the US in recent history. In many cases, the wind speed isn't the only factor in how costly the storms were.
Hurricane Irma churns across the Atlantic Ocean on September 5, 2017.

The 11 strongest hurricanes ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean, ranked by wind speed

To put big storms into perspective, here are 11 hurricanes that topped the charts as the strongest in the history of the Atlantic Ocean, based on wind speed.
Residents play in front of a home constructed by Make It Right in 2009.

Brad Pitt’s post-Katrina housing project is said to be rotting and collapsing — and the potential health effects are inciting a major laws...

Bradd Pitt's Make It Right Foundation claims to uphold the highest standards in green building, but residents tell a different story: one of gas leaks, electrical fires, and mushrooms growing out of the walls.

MAPPED: The 10 costliest hurricanes in US history

Katrina was the costliest hurricane in US history, causing $160 billion of damage.