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    Tropical Storm Barry Heads to Louisiana

    July 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM CDT - Updated July 13 at 9:32 AM
    TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (WVUE) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 12 people from flooded areas in Terrebonne Parish early Saturday morning (July 13).

    The residents were trapped on Island Rd. in five houses, according to parish leaders. One pet was rescued as well.

    The rescue was near the Isle de Jean Charles community.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an initial report at approximately 4:30 a.m.

    Eight of the stranded residents were rescued by a 24-foot response boat. Four others and their cat were hoisted into a helicopter and taken to the Houma airport, the Coast Guard said.

    The condition of the people who were rescued was not released.

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Tropical storm Barry is still creeping inland, but the last advisory does make more of a turn north. The motion was NW at 5mph as pf 7:00 am. Landfall is still a couple of hours away now more west of Morgan City.

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    7 AM UPDATE: Winds have increased, pressure has dropped. The turn may have begun... NW movement now & landfall may be in the next few hours. #Barry #LocalFirst

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    The rain continues to be the biggest threat and with the slow motion of the already broadly circulating storm kicking bands with squalls throughout southeast Louisiana and as far as Alabama.

    So far rain totals have been manageable, but the potential of heavier bands lingers through the next several days.

    Flash flooding from rain and river flooding threat remains. Motion will remain very slow as there is very little to steer the system sandwiched between two high pressure systems with only a weak trough to help pull the system north.

    FOX 8 is on air and online now with the latest.

    Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain are hitting Louisiana as the storm crawls toward the coast.

    A hurricane warning is in effect along the Louisiana coast, and forecasters said the storm is expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon.

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    The National Weather Service said that as of 7 a.m. the storm is about 50 miles west-southwest of Morgan City and 50 miles south of Lafayette. Rainbands have begun to move onshore, with storm surge, heavy rains and wind expected across the north-central Gulf coast.

    The is moving west-northwest at 5 mph and is still expected to be a hurricane when it makes landfall.

    Maximum sustained winds have increased to 70 mph. If winds increase to 74 mph, Barry will become a category 1 hurricane.

    A motion toward the northwest should begin soon, followed by a turn toward the north Saturday night or Sunday. The center of Barry will make landfall along the south-central Louisiana coast later today.

    The system's sluggish progression and more westward track is 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.

    Some strengthening could still occur before the system makes landfall, and Barry may be a hurricane when the center reaches the Louisiana coast. Weakening is expected after Barry moves 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.

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

    A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including metropolitan New Orleans; mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle; Intracoastal City to Cameron. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Intracoastal City to Biloxi.

    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.

    Impacts include heavy rain of 10 to 20 inches with isolated maximum rainfall of 25 inches. Flash flooding across the area is the biggest concern, according to the National Weather Service.

    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

    The Army Corps of Engineers said despite the latest forecast showing the Carrollton Gauge at 20 feet on July 13, levees are not expected to overtop.

    Ricky Boyett said the levees can protect up to 25 feet in some spots, 20 feet at the lowest spots.

    At this point, Boyett said the Corps does not foresee any topping or overflowing, but could see a splash.

    The parishes included in the emergency declaration are: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

    Intracoastal City to Grand Isle
    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

    Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle
    Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans
    Intracoastal City to Cameron
    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:

    Intercoastal City to Biloxi
    Lake Pontchartrain
    A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:

    Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border
    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

    Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle
    Intracoastal City to Cameron
    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

    East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border

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    NEW ORLEANS — As Tropical Storm Barry inches inland, states from Louisiana to Missouri are bracing for gushing waters. Louisiana is under an emergency declaration, which President Donald Trump authorized Friday to enable federal resources to supplement local and state response efforts. Evacuation orders took effect Saturday, while flights at the airport in New Orleans were canceled as the storm arrived.

    Hurricane Barry made landfall around 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. It was centered over Intracoastal City, Louisiana, when it hit land and was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. A hurricane has winds of at least 74 mph, while tropical storm-force winds are 39 to 73 mph.

    Tropical Storm Barry will pass through central Louisiana Saturday night, northern Louisiana on Sunday and Arkansas Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is moving northwest at an estimated 8 mph, officials reported at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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    8:32 PM: A band of very heavy rain extended from New Orleans north through eastern St. Tammany and eastern Washington Parishes. Rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible with this band of rain. #lawx #mswx

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    Wind speeds decreased from 65 to 60 mph Saturday evening, and as Barry moves inland, it is likely to weaken to a tropical depression Sunday, officials say.

    Despite decreasing winds, Barry is expected to produce dangerous storm surge and heavy rainfall. Tropical Storm Barry may drop 10 to 20 inches of rain in south-central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, with isolated amounts of up to 25 inches possible, according to weather officials.

    "This rainfall is expected to lead to dangerous, life-threatening flooding," the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.

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    Terrebonne Parish in #Louisiana was hard-hit with storm surge inundation on Saturday. Here's a few scenes from the area. #LAwx #Barry

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    "Looking at the gauges, we're seeing the water levels still very elevated throughout Louisiana and also Mississippi," National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said at 5:30 p.m. EST.

    As the storm tracks north, heavier bands of rain may impact the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. In particular, Missisippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri should be prepared for heavy, constant tropical storm rains as the slow-moving storm makes its way north, Graham said.

    Flights into and out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport were canceled Saturday, and the airport reported it anticipated resuming normal operations Sunday.

    More than 122,000 people were without power in Louisiana Saturday night.

    Evacuation was recommended for those in the Pointe-Aux-Chenes community due to overtopping of the levee in that area, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reported Saturday evening. There is a mandatory evacuation for areas south of the Leon Theriot Locks in Golden Meadow including Port Fourchon and Grand Isle (Jefferson Parish), according to officials, as well as a curfew from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for all areas of Lafourche Parish, including the city of Thibodaux and towns of Lockport and Golden Meadow.

    A mandatory evacuation order was issued for some residents of Terrebonne Parish in southern Louisiana earlier in the day as waters went over the Lower Dularge East Levee. The Coast Guard rescued 12 people from floodwaters there by boat and helicopter Saturday morning, according to the local NBC affiliate, channel 15.

    Flooding began in Terrebonne Parish Friday from the storm surge.

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    UPDATE: storm surge now making many roads south of Hwy 665 impassable including Island Rd in Terrebonne Parish, LA well ahead of Tropical Storm #Barry @breakingweather @accuweather

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    Tropical Storm Barry may have weakened in terms of wind strength since making landfall, but dangerous impacts loom due to rainfall and tides combining for what weather officials called a "bathtub" effect, in which the waters continue to rise.

    "We did see a lot of flooding along the Louisiana coast," Graham said Saturday. "Water's going to stay high for a while." He asked people to stay off the roads in those areas that were experiencing heavy rain and flooding.

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    Scary. Hurricane Barry tearing off a roof in Morgan City, Louisiana.��Maria Martinez @WGNOtv @HankAllenWX @StormHour @NWSNewOrleans @NWSLakeCharles

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    "The people of Louisiana are resilient, and while the next few days may be challenging, I am confident that we are going to get through this," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement.

    "While most of the rain right now is in the Gulf, we know that it will be coming ashore and impacting a large portion of the state," Edwards said. "We are asking that everyone stay vigilant and be safe."

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    CPRA has distributed a record number of pumps to assist with de-watering and flood fighting efforts across #OurCoast. 29 pumps have been distributed to Grand Isle, Lafitte, Plaquemines, Point Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, and Terrebonne. #Barry

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    PREVIOUS REPORT — The powerful storm Barry has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. The upgrade comes as the storm makes landfall in Louisiana.

    A warning at 10 a.m. from the NHC says the storm surge can cause life-threatening inundation, flash flooding and river flooding on the coast.

    A 10:45 a.m. update said life threatening flooding is increasingly likely Saturday as the hurricane moves inland, especially across south-central and southeast Louisiana to Mississippi.

    Through the storm, most of Louisiana is expected to get at least four inches of rain, with certain areas expected to get up to 15 inches. Most of the state will experience at least tropical storm-force winds throughout Saturday.

    A buoy in the gulf read the water level at 17 feet at its peak, according to the NHC. As of 10:30 a.m., the water levels are beginning to drop.

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    Hurricane #Barry Advisory 13: Barry Becomes a Hurricane as it is Moving Onto the Louisiana Coast.

    7:54 AM - Jul 13, 2019
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    "The slow movement of Barry will result in a long duration heavy rainfall and flood threat from Sunday into next week," the center said. The threat extends from the central Gulf Coast north across the lower to mid Mississippi Valley and parts of the Tennessee Valley.

    The National Weather Service said early Saturday that winds of up to 70 MPH had been detected inside the storm, and the slow movement of the storm posed "a significant flooding threat." The latest storm track showed Barry hitting central Louisiana by around midnight and continuing due north.

    According to the latest forecasts, the highest rainfalls would be seen in an area between Houma and Baton Rouge. A much larger area, including much of New Orleans and southwest Alabama, was at moderate risk of high rainfall, according to the NWS.

    With the storm lingering off the Louisiana coast on Saturday morning, National Guard troops and rescue crews were stationed around the state with boats and high-water vehicles, helicopters were on standby, drinking water and blankets were made ready for distribution, utility crews with bucket trucks moved into position, and homeowners sandbagged their property or packed up and left.

    National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said pockets of Louisiana could get as much as 25 inches (63 centimeters) of rain. Some low-lying roads near the coast were already covered with water Friday morning as the tide rose and the storm pushed water in from the Gulf of Mexico.

    Graham said that Barry had a "small chance, maybe" of becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season as it comes ashore, but added: "That's not the point here." The real danger, he said, is not the wind but the rain.

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