Long lines at New Orleans airport ahead of storm

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - There have been long lines at New Orleans' international airport as people try to flee Tropical Storm Barry.

Tamara Lumpkin was heading home to Prince George's County, Maryland on Friday. She'd come for a sorority convention that ended a day early because of the storm.

Lumpkin said it took only six minutes to rebook her flight once she explained the reason.

The first-floor baggage claim area was nearly deserted.

One new arrival was David Caton, 64, of Boca Raton, Florida. He said he flew in a day earlier than planned to make sure he got to see The Rolling Stones.

He knew the concert had been postponed from Sunday to Monday but wanted to get in before the storm.

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