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

19:42  12 july  2019
19:42  12 july  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Sorority donates thousands of meals after Barry cuts convention short

Sorority donates thousands of meals after Barry cuts convention short Tropical Storm Barry prompted an early end to the Delta Sigma Theta convention in New Orleans and while that was disappointing news for attendees, it led to a big donation for the Second Harvest Food Bank. When the convention at the Morial Convention Center came to an early end Friday, the sorority worked with catering company Centerplate Food Services to donate more than 17,000 meals to the food bank. The meals will remain in the food bank’s cooler over the weekend and be delivered to storm victims, shelters and first responders as soon as it is safe to do so.

The storm in the Gulf Coast has officially been upgraded and named Tropical Storm Barry , the National Hurricane Center announced Thursday. NOW PLAYING: News. What to Know About Tropical Storm Barry .

As we know all too well in Louisiana, low intensity does not necessarily mean low impact.” For now, the National Weather Service [NWS] is calling it “Potential Tropical Cyclone Two.” It is expected to officially become a tropical storm by Thursday evening, and potentially develop into Hurricane Barry

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

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. It's likely to be a Category 1.

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.

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When and where will it make landfall?

After the wind and rain picks up Friday afternoon and evening across south Louisiana, landfall is expected between late Saturday morning and midday, somewhere along the state's central coast.

The worst conditions for south Louisiana and New Orleans will kick in Saturday and last into Sunday.

Then, Barry will move inland to the Lower Mississippi Valley, when it should begin to weaken, hurricane center said.

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What are the risks?

While wind is a huge threat in tropical systems, the dangers here are posed by heavy rainfall, storm surge and flooding, authorities have emphasized. And the worst conditions could be felt far from the center of the storm.

When it comes to rain, one of the most important factors will be the storm's forward speed.

Rescue dogs flown out of Louisiana ahead of Barry to avoid euthanasia

Rescue dogs flown out of Louisiana ahead of Barry to avoid euthanasia The animals escaping Barry's path were placed on a plane and were heading to rescue shelters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.

A potential hurricane Barry is heading toward the central Gulf Coast. Here ’ s what we know . 1. Barry is expected to bring storm surge, rainfall, and wind hazards to the central Gulf Coast during the next several days. 2. There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation along the coast of

Meteorologist Domenica Davis looks at the forecast for Tropical Storm Barry in New Orleans.

It was crawling at 5 mph around midday Friday. And the slower it moves, the more time it has to dump rain on the same places. The forward speed could mean the difference between 5 inches of rain and 20 inches.

It's also important to look out for bands of thunderstorms. The worst weather during hurricanes is typically found closest to the eye of the storm, but that's not necessarily the case with tropical storms that are still forming, like Barry.

In storms like this one, the worst conditions -- the heaviest rain and the strongest winds -- are in the strongest clusters of thunderstorms, which could pop up a hundred miles from storm's center.

Storm surge will also be a concern, peaking late Friday night through midday Saturday, then lessening after landfall. The surge, which could be felt anywhere near and east of where the storm make landfall, will be maximized during high tide Saturday morning. Areas outside public levee systems are most at risk.

Here's what we know about Barry and what to expect© CNN Weather

Memories of 2016 flood haunt Baton Rouge ahead of Barry.
Memories of an epic flood that caused billions of dollars in damage had Louisiana's capital on edge Friday as Barry gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) away. Storms that dumped more than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain across southeastern Louisiana three years ago left much of Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes under feet of muddy, putrid water. A dozen people died and more than 50,000 homes , businesses, churches and other structures were flooded.

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