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Barry begins to lash Gulf Coast states

Barry begins to lash Gulf Coast states

John Bel Edwards voiced concerns Friday on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that residents would not take Tropical Storm Barry seriously, even though it is expected to become a full-blown hurricane by the time it hits the Louisiana coast on Saturday morning.

While the tempest did not yet have hurricane-force winds, it was forecast to bring torrential rains of up to 25 inches (64 cm) in certain places, which officials said risked flooding along the already-swollen lower Mississippi River.

Barry packed maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km per hour) on Friday morning and was centered 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Katrina caused catastrophic flooding in New Orleans 14 years ago and was blamed for more than 1,800 deaths in Louisiana and other states, by some estimates.

US Coast Guard A shallow water response team from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah prepares flood response gear in Covington, Louisiana, July 12, 2019.

The costliest and deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, Katrina submerged about 80 percent of New Orleans, causing some 1,800 deaths and more than $150bn in damage.

An informational meeting was held Friday in Mobile to provide public officials details about the return of passenger rail to the Gulf Coast.

Petroleum analysts expect gas prices to rise because of Tropical Storm Barry. And because it's a very slow-moving system which could stay in the area longer than usual, authorities are warning residents to brace for serious rainfall and widespread flooding, posing a huge potential test of New Orleans' flood defenses.

Elsewhere in New Orleans, a group of neighbors took it upon themselves to clean out the storm drains on their street.

While Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Louisiana and the gulf region, the storm's impact will have a much wider reach. "We are continuing to monitor heavy rainfall, storm surge, and levels of the Mississippi River".

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"This storm is stressing them out", she said.

The combination of risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland.

"This storm is stressing them out", Gulliver-Garcia told CNN. "Trauma stays in your body, and Katrina left a lot of trauma behind".

City residents were asked to remain indoors after 8 p.m. but some, in keeping with New Orleans' party spirit, chose to hunker down in more festive surroundings.

It is impossible to know exactly where the heaviest rain will fall, but any areas in Louisiana or MS or surrounding states that get one or two feet of rain will suffer major flooding, and the best evidence says, that's what people have to be prepared for.

Power outages were moderate Friday evening with about 15,000 customers (including businesses) without electricity, according to the website PowerOutage.us.

"I'm out here trying to get some sand to support around my house", he said.

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered along the coast between Intracoastal City to St. Bernard Parish, including Plaquemines Parish.

"We hope we are going to miss a big storm here, we hope that we have a great afternoon and next week actually, but we know the worst is yet to come over the next 24 to 48 hours", said Sheriff Joe Lopinto, of Jefferson Parish, which includes the area surrounding New Orleans.

"We're ready to go", he said.


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