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USTropical Storm Barry's path: What you need to know

00:10  12 july  2019
00:10  12 july  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Here's what we know about Barry and what to expect

Here's what we know about Barry and what to expect Tropical Storm Barry, the first tropical system to strike the US this year, is just off the Gulf Coast and gaining power. Here's what you should know: How strong is the storm and where is it? Barry was churning midday Friday in the Gulf of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, per the National Hurricane Center's advisory at 11 a.m. ET. The storm at that time was about 100 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 115 miles southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana. Barry is expected to grow into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Louisiana residents are bracing for a possible hurricane as Tropical Storm Barry continues to threaten the state’s coast.

Mandatory evacuations were issued for parts of Louisiana on Thursday — specifically in Plaquemines Parish where — as of Thursday morning — 8,000 to 10,000 parish residents were under a mandatory evacuation order, spokeswoman Jade Duplessis said.

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Right now, the potential storm is just a big low in the southeast that’ s expected to bring heavy rain to Gulf coast states. It could develop into a tropical Right now, CNN reports that it’ s too early to know how intense the system could be or exactly where it would strike. However, the storm is expected to

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Barry, which is the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by late Friday and make landfall by early Saturday along the Louisiana coast.

The National Weather Service also warned flooding is a threat as New Orleans could get 10 to 15 inches of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some isolated areas could see 20 inches. Storm surges watches are warnings are also in effect for various areas along the coast.

Read on for a look at the storm’s expected path and other information.

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The National Hurricane Center said in a 1:00 p.m. update on Thursday that the slow-moving storm is located about 90 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It noted the storm is “moving slowly westward across the northern Gulf of Mexico,” and warned “dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and wind conditions [are] expected across the north-central Gulf Coast.”

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In vulnerable La. town , some flee storm and others President Trump has already announced a federal declaration of emergency for the state. The mayor of Grande Isle, Louisiana, a town in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico that sits 8 feet below sea level, has ordered a mandatory evacuation. "When the tide comes in from the north side of the island or the back side of the island, that could cause severe flooding," said mayor David Camardelle. That could put the only road in and out of the island underwater. Approximately 1,400 people live in Grand Isle -- and Camardelle is urging them to prepare. "Right now, they way I'm looking at the tides...

Right now, the potential storm is just a big low in the southeast that’ s expected to bring heavy rain to Gulf coast states. It could develop into a tropical Right now, CNN reports that it’ s too early to know how intense the system could be or exactly where it would strike. However, the storm is expected to

The storm , which will be dubbed ‘ Barry ’ should it develop into a tropical storm , is expected to make landfall on Saturday at western or central Louisiana, Dan Kottlowski, a lead hurricane Here’ s what you need to know about the incoming storm . What path is the storm expected to take?

As of that same time, Tropical Storm Barry had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

How is the state preparing?

On Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for all of Louisiana.

"This is going to be a Louisiana event with coastal flooding and widespread, heavy rainfall potentially impacting every part of the state,” Edwards said in a statement. “No one should take this storm lightly. As we know all too well in Louisiana, low intensity does not necessarily mean low impact.”

The governor also encouraged residents to “check [their] emergency supplies and get a game plan for [their] family and pets. He also urged residents to monitor local media for “weather developments and follow the directions of local officials.”

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the city's water pumps are "working at optimal capacity" as Tropical Storm Barry moves toward the state's Gulf coast. That said, at a Thursday news conference, she added that flooding is a threat because slow-moving, heavy rains are expected from the storm.

“We cannot pump our way out of the water levels ... that are expected to hit the city of New Orleans,” she warned.

All hurricane warnings dropped for Barry as system weakens, moves inland.
Barry has weakened back to tropical storm status after it hit the Louisiana coast as a hurricane, threatening millions with heavy rains and a strong storm surge. The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 p.m. Saturday advisory that Barry had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, with higher gusts. The storm center is located about 20 miles west-southwest of Layayette and 85 miles south of Alexandria. It was moving north-northwest at 7 mph. A hurricane warning for the Louisiana coast has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. A tropical storm warning for the Louisiana coast has been discontinued east of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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