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WorldTropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast

15:45  13 july  2019
15:45  13 july  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Tropical storm Barry was beginning to wreak havoc on the US Gulf Coast Friday, as it inched toward New Orleans and the Mississippi River. At least one cruise ship has been rerouted as companies and cities along the US gulf coast brace for Tropical Storm Barry 's landfall, expected as.

Tropical storm Barry was beginning to wreak havoc on the US Gulf Coast Friday, as it inched toward New Orleans and the Mississippi River. The storm , which could become a hurricane, forced Carnival to reroute one ship away from New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama. Other ships scheduled to

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019 ahead of ahead of Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) At least two cruise ships have been rerouted as companies and cities along the US gulf coast brace for Tropical Storm Barry's landfall, expected as early as Friday.

Carnival's Valor ship, which can carry up to 2,900 passengers, was diverted to Mobile, Alabama, earlier in the week from its originally scheduled port of New Orleans ahead of the storm.

According to AL.com, approximately 100 buses were enlisted to transport the passengers to New Orleans Thursday morning from a four-day voyage to the Mexican Riviera Maya.

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Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on Associated Press. Tropical storm Barry was beginning to wreak havoc on the US Gulf Coast SEE ALSO: Tropical Storm Barry is set to wreak havoc on weekend travel — here's what you need to

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least one cruise ship to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast . Unusually high water levels could cause life-threatening flooding in New Orleans from a tropical storm likely to become a hurricane. Louisiana is preparing for what might be the first

Another Carnival ship, Freedom, is currently headed to Galveston, and was off the southern tip of Florida on Friday. It's unclear if the ship will have to alter its route at all in order to avoid the storm.

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast

"Our Fleet Operations Center continues to monitor the path of the storm for other ships in the region and we will make any changes as needed," a Carnival spokesperson told Business Insider. The company's Glory ship is scheduled to depart Cozumel for New Orleans at 5 p.m. local time on Friday.

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast
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"Carnival sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates our guests' cooperation and patience," the statement continued.

American Cruise Lines, which operates smaller ships along the US coast and major rivers, including the Mississippi, said its "Highlights of the Mississippi Cruise" on Saturday, July 14, will not depart from Natchez, Mississippi instead of New Orleans as originally scheduled.

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Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast . Tropical storm Barry was beginning to wreak havoc on the US Gulf Coast Friday, as it inched toward New Orleans and the Mississippi River.

Tropical Storm Barry is bearing down on the Louisiana coast from the Gulf of Mexico, and could become a Category 1 hurricane before it 's projected The storm has brought back painful memories of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which killed more than 1,800 people after levees and flood walls across

Disney Cruises, which operates ships from New Orleans' port, said it had no ships affected.

A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean, which does not have any ships currently in New Orleans or on the way to the city, said it was monitoring the path and progress of the storm: If we make any itinerary changes we will update our guests and travel partners," the spokesperson said.

The Port of New Orleans shut down its cargo operations on Thursday, Nola.com reported, as it prepares for the oncoming storm. Reopening the Mississippi River floodgates, about 200 of which were closed ahead of the storm, will depend on conditions over the weekend.

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast The area where ships are avoiding is the approximate location of tropical storm Barry, as of Friday morning.

As the storm sat south of the Louisiana coast, hundreds of ships steered around the system.

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The storm poses a significant threat to the city of New Orleans, since the Mississippi River, which snakes by the city, has been continuously flooding the surrounding land since January. The water is sitting at a height of 16 feet.

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Tropical Storm Barry became the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season At least locally heavy rain is likely to persist over parts of the South well after the center moves ashore Tropical - storm - force winds are expected to arrive in the tropical storm warning area in southern Hurricane, tropical storm and storm -surge warnings have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast .

Tropical storm Barry has forced at least two cruise ships to be rerouted as it wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast . Tropical storm Barry was beginning to wreak havoc on the US Gulf Coast Friday, as it inched toward New Orleans and the Mississippi River.

New Orleans has levees in place to keep the river from flooding its banks and swamping nearby neighbourhoods. But those levees are only 20 feet high in some places. As of Wednesday, the river was forecast to crest at a near-record height of 19 or 20 feet by Friday afternoon. If that happens, it'd be the highest level the Mississippi has reached in New Orleans since at least 1950, according to the NWS.

Tropical storm conditions were expected to arrive in coastal areas near the Mississippi delta early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said, and increase as the storm makes landfall. It's likely the storm could be upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, officials said.

"There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation along the coast of southern and southeastern Louisiana where a Storm Surge Warning is in effect," the agency said early Friday. "The slow movement of Barry will result in a long duration heavy rainfall and flood threat along the Gulf Coast and inland through the lower Mississippi Valley trough the weekend and into early next week.


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