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

00:40  14 july  2019
00:40  14 july  2019 Source:   wdsu.com

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.

Forecasters have issued hurricane warnings for parts of the Louisiana coast, as Tropical Storm Barry churns ominously in the Gulf of Mexico. Along with heavy rain and strong winds, Barry could bring dangerous storm surges and tornadoes before it moves inland and weakens .

Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle. This means hurricane conditions are expected somewhere Onshore winds should persist for some time Saturday, perhaps into Sunday to the east of Barry 's center, even as Barry is inland , continuing

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

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.

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.

Forecasters have issued hurricane warnings for parts of the Louisiana coast, as Tropical Storm Barry churns ominously in the Gulf of Mexico. Along with heavy rain and strong winds, Barry could bring dangerous storm surges and tornadoes before it moves inland and weakens .

Hurricane Warning : Hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or greater) are expected somewhere within the specified area. Storm Surge Watch: There is a possibility of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area

The system's sluggish progression and more westward track was especially good news for the Mississippi River. The National Weather Service said the river is now projected to crest at 17.1 feet -- almost 2 feet below the previously projected 19 feet. Flood stage is 17 feet.

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

Additional weakening is expected as Barry continues to move inland into the Mississippi Valley.

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared a State of Emergency ahead of Barry’s anticipated landfall. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards had asked the Trump administration in a letter earlier Thursday that the state receive supplementary federal resources as soon as possible should they be needed.

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.

Hurricane , tropical storm and storm-surge warnings have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast. A warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland As Barry approaches, water levels are also rising on the Mississippi River at the Carrollton gauge in New

Forecasters have issued hurricane warnings for parts of the Louisiana coast, as Tropical Storm Barry churns ominously in the Gulf of Mexico. Along with heavy rain and strong winds, Barry could bring dangerous storm surges and tornadoes before it moves inland and weakens .

Edwards said it is necessary that critical pre-positioning be provided through federal assistance.

A Hurricane Watch has been discontinued for the Louisiana coastwest of Intracoastal City. A Hurricane Warning for the Louisiana coast will likely bediscontinued later Saturday afternoon as Barry moves farther inland.

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

Edwards said authorities don't expect the Mississippi River to overflow levees as the system moves toward the Gulf Coast. He said high water forecasts for the river have gone down slightly but a change in the storm's direction or intensity could renew the possibility of the levees being topped by a river already swollen by heavy rains and snow melt.

Entergy also reported that nearly 74,000 customers were without power by 4 p.m. Saturday.

As Barry inched toward the southern Louisiana coast early Friday, tornado warnings were issued for Orleans Parish, St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines Parish. Those warnings expired at 2:15 a.m., but the NWS said a few tornadoes are possible through Saturday night across southeast Louisiana.

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.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Steady weakening is expected after Barry moves inland . Tropical-storm-force winds extend Key Messages for Barry can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header

Weakening is expected as Barry moves inland . For now, Barry 's winds are at 65 mph, and the pressure has remained constant for the last eight hours. The storm has been meandering just off the Louisiana coast for several hours, moving only an average of 5 mph, which is a bit swifter than earlier

ALL WARNINGS & WATCHES IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Sabine Pass

* Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New

Orleans

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* Intracoastal City to Biloxi

* Lake Pontchartrain

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border

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