Flooding from Barry threatens 11 million people across the South

21 Juillet, 2019, 08:25 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Flooding from Barry threatens 11 million people across the South

Barry strengthens into a category 1 hurricane as it near the Louisiana coast.

Since Saturday, there has been flooding along parts of the Louisiana coastline with the water level rising between two and three feet above normal in the coastal parishes of Vermilion, Iberia and Saint Mary. This storm is likely to pass through the metropolitan area of almost 1.3 million people and then push itself to the inland. "That being said, there was surge to 7 feet in a few areas, which was actually higher than forecast".

He said: "Based on what we've experienced, I think (we will be) even better prepared for next time - and we do know that there will be a next time". Nearly more than a foot and a half of rain is expected to come by way of potentially ruinous downpours that could go on for hours.

Accuweather reported that Barry is will likely weaken to a tropical depression on Sunday and be classified as a tropical rainstorm by Monday, as it moves across Louisiana, Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

But the threat of flooding isn't over.

The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 5 inches (7.6-12.7 cm) of more rain was expected across south-central Louisiana, with isolated storm totals of 10 to 15 inches (25-38 cm) in some areas.

Through yesterday and today, the storm will bring up to 14cm of rain, with spots of 22cm to 30cm to eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, and parts of Missouri and MS, as it heads north toward OH, he said.

"You do not have much more time at all before the impacts of Barry will be here".

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said that lots of officers were on hand to help out. However, it has still had to battle plenty of flooding from the rain that passed through.

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While not as destructive as feared, Barry did overwhelm some levees and cause widespread power outages.

Rivers overtopped their levees in several locations, including part of coastal Terrebonne Parish.

Barry also forced the closure of 16 roads and 24 bridges over the weekend, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary said.

At the storm's peak, more than 153,000 residents were without power due to heavy winds and downed trees on Sunday.

At least a dozen people had to be rescued after becoming stranded on Isle de Jean Charles, a remote island within Terrebonne Parish.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell told reporters Sunday that "we absolutely made it through the storm".

"We're all elderly people here, this is our property and we don't have anywhere to go", Elliot said.

"It hasn't really been anything", he said, while acknowledging that other areas were harder hit.



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