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Tropical rainstorm Barry weakening, silently threatening heavy rain, flooding



Soon after making landfall along the central Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday, Barry weakened to a tropical storm. The much-anticipated storm is weakened by a tropical depression.

As of Monday morning, the storm remains a depression as it slowly meanders across northwestern Arkansas. Monday evening Barry broke down to a tropical rainstorm. Although Barry is a tropical rainstorm, people should not underestimate their bands of rain and thunderstorms that would expand to the north into the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio valleys. Barry wants to plague the region with localized flood dangers into Wednesday.

Louisiana felt the brunt of Barry's rainfall with total as 23.43 inches, which AccuWeather Local StormMax ™ predicted was 24 inches in hard-hit areas.

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The lower Mississippi Valley was hit hardest with heavy downpours this weekend, but the region of Barry's impacts will extend farther inland on Monday into Wednesday.

As the storm moved north on Sunday, it continued to bring severe weather, tornadoes and downpours throughout Louisiana. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards urged residents local media outlets for the latest weather information and important updates from local officials in your area.

Edwards held a news conference, where he said that he was "extremely grateful" that the storm had not caused the disastrous floods that had earlier been. More than 90 people had been rescued in 11 parishes, but there were no reports of weather-related fatalities, Edwards said.


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People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry at Mandeville, Louisiana, US July 13, 2019.

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A vehicle passes a toppled gas pump canopy in Berwick, La., Following a severe weather assault from Tropical Storm Barry, Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water from Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Mandeville, Louisiana.

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Barry Williams talks to a friend on his smartphone as he storms through Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, Louisiana, as Hurricane Barry Approaches Saturday, July 13, 2019.

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Aimee Cutter, the owner of Beach House restaurant, walks through water surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, Louisiana.

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The flood wall near the Long-Allen Bridge in Morgan City, La., Continues to protect residents and the waters in the Atchafalaya River, Friday, July 12 , 2019.

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A man in a wheelchair makes his way down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New Orleans, USA Tropical Storm Barry nears landfall.

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Morgan City, Louisiana from Hurricane Barry.

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Significant wind gusts knocks down a tree at Old Metairie on Oaklawn and Service Road at Metairie, Louisiana.

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Significant wind gusts knocks down a tree in Old Metairie on Oaklawn and Service Road at Metairie, Louisiana.

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Workers board up in the French Quarter on Friday, July 12, 2019, in New Orleans, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry , Barry strengthened to a hurricane on Saturday.

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Storm Barry in the Gulf of Lake on the Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans, Australia Mexico.

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Morgan City, La., Access to the Long-Allen Bridge in the background, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, Saturday, July 13 , 2019. High buffeting winds are sweeping the truss bridge that crosses the Atchafalaya River between the communities of Berwick and Morgan City.

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Diana Moreno carries a sandbag to her vehicle Friday, July 12, 2019, at Baton Rouge, La., Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.

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Martha Young, center, Patricia Plishka, left, and her husband Glen, right, battle the wind and rain from Hurricane Barry as it nears landfall Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New Orleans.

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People on the Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans on Friday, July 12, 2019, as water moves in from Lake Pontchartrain.

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Amid the chaos of Barry, a tree toppled over a hill in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Crescent City steaks boss Frank Turner, left, and dishwasher Keith Brooks screw in storm protectors over the windows before landfall of Tropical Storm Barry from The Gulf of Mexico at New Orleans.

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A man rides on Canal Street Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New Orleans, Florida. Tropical Storm Barry nears Landfall. [19659049] (AP / Matthew Hinton)

Mississippi River levee at Algiers Point.

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A NASA satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Barry before it made landfall.

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Lt. Ben Dempster, Sgt. Dave Thibodaux, and Capt. Aaron Arabie at Golden Meadow. It is closed to traffic.

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LA 1 was closed between St. Charles Bypass Road and Lefort Bypass Road at Thibodaux, Louisiana, due to downed electrical Poles and wires after Barry blew through.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards a news conference with updates on Barry on Sunday, July 14.


"This was a storm that could've been very, very different," Edwards said. "We leaned forward. We were prepared for the risks, the threats that were forecasted and we were thankful that the worst-case scenario did not happen.

While the storm may have been worse, Edwards said it would be more than 90,000 customers remain on Monday due continued outages, including Assumption, Iberia and St. Mary parishes. By Monday, that number had been dipped below 50,000.

Eleven shelters remain open with more than 100 people in them, he said. There are still 3,000 soldiers activated from the Louisiana National Guard, mostly in south Louisiana, and they are starting to move to northern Louisiana if needed, according to the governor.

Hurricane season is just underway, Edwards cautioned, and most hurricane activity occurs later in August and September. Since record-keeping began in 1851, only Hurricanes Bob in 1979, Danny in 1997 and Cindy in 2005, have made landfall on the Louisiana coast in July, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach.

"Based on what we've experienced, I think we've learned, we do it every single storm. And that's going to make it even better, and Edwards said.

                        
                            
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell passed Sunday, saying the city was "beyond lucky" that rainfall in New Orleans did not reach the levels of early predictions. Prior to the storm's landfall, New Orleans rushed to prepare for the worst-case situation. An early forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) projected the Mississippi River to 20 feet Friday night into Saturday. Levees in New Orleans are able to protect themselves from the damage caused by a fire.

"We were spared," Cantrell said at the news conference after the storm was out, adding that the city was ready to assist.

Prior to the storm, New Orleans residents were told to shelter in place by 8 pm CDT Friday. Barry dodged the area.

Barry dodged the area. "

Barry dodged the area. New Orleans resident Joe Anderson said.

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Around 10 on CDT Saturday, Barry became the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and the fourth hurricane ever make landfall on The Storm's initial landfall occurred at the center of circulation across Marsh Island, followed by its final landfall near Intracoastal City, located about 160 miles west of New Orleans.

As Barry moved inland, Terrebonne Parish Presidents Gordon Dove for all areas along Louisiana High way 315.

Trees and power lines were knocked down due to powerful winds and possible tornadoes. Louisiana had lost power, according to PowerOutage.US.

Strong winds and tornadoes were not the only impacts. As AccuWeather forecasters cautioned, Barry unleashed heavy rain across the region. As Barry continues to weaken over northwestern Louisiana, it continues to dump life-threatening flooding over the communities it passes through.

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The heavy rainfall from Barry caused sewer Alabama's Coasts, leading to more than 250,000 gallons (946,000 liters) of spills, have been reported AP News.

More than half of the 180,000 gallons (680,000 liters) of the sewage was spilled into Baldwin County. located near the city of Mobile, Alabama.

Just east of where Barry made landfall, a tide gauge at Amerada Passed a storm surge of nearly 7 Hurricane Ike, 7.81 feet, from Sept. 12, 2008.

Storm surge started inundate the coast of Louisiana as early as Friday morning as Barry gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Timmer reported from just outside Chauvin, Louisiana, about an hour south of New Orleans.

Impacts from Barry were felt along the Florida Panhandle as well. Barry broke the windshield of a boat near Destin, Florida, 50 miles east of Pensacola, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office's Twitter page. [19659004] Deadly rip continued to plague beaches along the Gulf into Sunday. ABC News reports 40 water rescues in Panama City Beach on Sunday due to powerful rip currents off the Florida coast.

Additional information by Chaffin Mitchell, Adriana Navarro, Reed Timmer, Jonathan Petramala, Brian Lada, and Kevin Byrne.

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