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USTropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes

12:56  12 july  2019
12:56  12 july  2019 Source:   nytimes.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.

Tropical Storm Barry , the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico. A tropical storm warning was in effect Thursday for the Louisiana coast from the mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City .

The forecast track for Tropical Storm Barry at 10 a.m. Central time on Thursday.CreditNational The city ’s levees along the river are between 20 and 25 feet high, according to Ricky Boyett, the National Hurricane Center forecasters also predicted storm surges of three to six feet along the coastal areas.

Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes© Bryan Thomas for The New York Times Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Barry to make landfall at Morgan City, La., on Saturday. The city has had many close calls in recent years but not a direct hit.

Morgan City’s motto is “Right in the Middle of Everywhere.” On Saturday morning, the Louisiana city of 12,000 people may find itself right in the middle of a hurricane.

Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Barry, now out in the Gulf of Mexico, to develop into a Category 1 hurricane and land right on the city, which has had many close calls in recent years but not a direct hit. Residents and business owners are already filling sandbags, gassing up generators and gathering food and water supplies.

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

Tropical Storm Barry's path: What you need to know What to know about Tropical Storm Barry's expected path and other information as Louisiana resident brace themselves for the storm.

Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test The city 's Sewerage and Water Board said the pumping system that drains the streets was at full capacity. But the immense amount of rain in three

Tropical Storm Barry became the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season Thursday, and may make landfall as a hurricane along the northern Gulf Coast this weekend, bringing major flooding rainfall, storm -surge flooding and high winds to parts of Louisiana , Mississippi and

“We’ve been dodging the bullet for the last 10 years,” Mayor Frank Grizzaffi said in an interview Thursday. “Every time a hurricane comes up, it’s somewhere near Morgan City. This time, I think we’re finally going to get it.”

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Morgan City, about 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, is almost an island, surrounded by lakes, rivers, marshes and not much else. “We have 20 miles of coastline before the Gulf, so that buffers us a little bit,” Mr. Grizzaffi said, adding, “But what we’re concerned about is the rain.” The forecasters predict up to 18 inches by Sunday morning.

The mayor said he spent much of Thursday getting sandbags to residents and trying to keep them calm. Homeowners said they know they have been lucky in recent years, as hurricanes like Katrina in 2005 and Gustav and Ike in 2008 passed Morgan City by without much damage.

All hurricane warnings dropped for Barry as system weakens, moves inland

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.

Tropical Storm Barry Threatens To Hit U.S. As A HurricaneTropical Storm Barry , which may intensify into a hurricane , presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana - the possibility that a high Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like

A disturbance expected to become Tropical Storm Barry is already prompting flooding concerns for New A hurricane watch is in effect for much of the Louisiana coast and additional tropical storm or hurricane watches could be required, NHC forecasters Tropical Storm Barry could form later today.

Jo Ann Blanchard runs two restaurants, a salon and an event center that all sit directly across the street from the levees along the Atchafalaya River.

Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana City That Eluded Recent Hurricanes

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Coast Guard rescue underway to save 12 trapped in Terrebonne Parish

Coast Guard rescue underway to save 12 trapped in Terrebonne Parish The U.S. Coast Guard is mounting a rescue mission to save 12 people trapped in a coastal Louisiana community cut off by rising water from Tropical Storm Barry. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Sources tell Eyewitness News that four of the 12 individuals trapped on Isle de Jean Charles are elderly. The Coast Guard was preparing an air rescue but strong winds made the mission too dangerous Saturday morning.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasters say it could become a hurricane as it threatens A tropical storm warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from the mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City . The Gulf of Mexico disturbance

Tropical Storm Barry brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana - the possibility that a high Mississippi City officials said the pumping system that drains streets was at full capacity. But the immense amount of rain in three hours would overwhelm any

“When you go out my door, you’re looking right at the sea wall,” she said from inside Cafe JoJo’s.

Ms. Blanchard said she restocked before the summer so she could keep serving seafood and pasta during hurricane season. She plans to stay in the restaurant as the storm comes ashore.

“We just sit here and wait, and when it comes, it comes,” she said. “Sandbag it, hunker down and wait for the river to rise.”

John Bel Edwards, the governor of Louisiana, flew to Morgan City on Thursday evening and said the state would provide pumps to the city to help remove water more quickly.

Mr. Grizzaffi, the mayor, said he plans to declare an emergency on Friday, but he remained confident that the city was in good shape.

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“They’ve got 85 squiggly lines, and one that hits us directly,” he said of the computer models that predict storm paths. “We think we’re prepared for that. Actually, I’d like to retract that statement — I know we’re prepared for that.”

Morgan City hasn’t always been lucky. The city was devastated by the winds of Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 storm in 1992.

Mr. Grizzaffi, who was on the City Council at the time, said residents woke up to downed power lines and toppled trees but no serious injuries. Cleaning up afterward cost the city nearly $3 million. Since then, at least five Gulf hurricanes have passed the city by.

Like New Orleans, Morgan City has pumping stations to remove water from the city. After the first five inches of rain have fallen, the system can handle about one inch an hour.

“If it comes in a band, our pumps play a catch-up game,” Mr. Grizzaffi said.

Tim Matte, executive director of the St. Mary levee district, said the federal levees along the Atchafalaya River, which has a flood warning in effect, are at least 20 feet high. He said the river is only expected to rise about nine feet, but a storm surge could push water to less protected areas of the city, where city-owned levees are only about 12 feet high.

“There will be street flooding,” said Mr. Matte, who has lived in Morgan City since first grade and served four terms as mayor. “There will be a limited ability to move about the city these next couple of days.”

“A lot of these businesses have second-story offices because of that reason,” he said.

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