Barry Is Making Things Very Wet in Louisiana

Bearing down

Barry, which was strengthening throughout the day Friday, was slated to become a potential Category 1 hurricane before making landfall along the Louisiana coast sometime overnight. "Don't let your guard down".

The storm strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane briefly, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, just above the threshold to be a hurricane.

There was one piece of good news: Late Friday night, forecasters said the Mississippi River was expected to crest in New Orleans at about 17.1 feet (5.2 metres) on Monday, not 19 feet (5.8 metres) as had been earlier predicted. "From Lafayette to Biloxi and to the north inland there is going to be 10 to 20 inches of rainfall over the weekend and that is going to be a high-impact event".

Life-threatening, significant flash flooding and river flooding will become increasingly likely later on Saturday and overnight, especially across portions of south-central and southeast Louisiana into MS, forecasters said.

Officials said Saturday morning the levees are in lower Plaquemines Parish and are not the main levees protecting the Mississippi River.

While New Orleans - where an emergency was declared Wednesday - won't have a mandatory evacuation, residents should be prepared to shelter in place because the slow moving storm could bring heavy rain for 48 hours, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a press conference.

Tracking forecasts showed the storm moving toward Chicago, swelling the Mississippi River basin with water that must eventually flow south again.

Video showed water overtopping a levee in Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans, where fingers of land extend deep into the Gulf of Mexico.

As much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain could fall in some areas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 1 p.m.in NY.

The brunt of Barry's force was expected to skirt the western edge of New Orleans, avoiding a direct hit on a low-lying city virtually surrounded on all sides by rising waters. At their most intense, rain bands will be capable of producing rates of 2-4 inches per hour leading to flash flooding.

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Many businesses were also shut down or closed early in Baton Rouge, and winds were strong enough to rock large pickup trucks.

An evacuation order was also issued for all areas along both Brady Road and Highway 315 on Saturday afternoon.

Almost 70% of crude oil production and 56% of natural gas output in the US -regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of the storm, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said.

Officials have told residents there to immediately evacuate, if it safe to do so, or risk being cut off for several days. But by early Saturday evening, the city saw only intermittent rain and gusty winds, with occasional glimpses of sunshine.

During a storm update through Facebook Live, National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham pointed to a computer screen showing a huge, swirling mess of airborne water.

According to Entergy Louisiana's outages map, more than 29,000 customers had been affected by power outages as of 2:11 a.m., local time, Saturday. Officials expect Barry to weaken and become a tropical depression Sunday as it moves inland, meaning its winds would fall below 39 miles per hour.

The downpours were also lashing coastal Alabama and Mississippi. "So we're just hunkering down", he said.

Mike Yenni, president of Jefferson Parish near New Orleans, said the community had taken the "unprecedented" step of closing hundreds of flood gates, largely due to the high levels of the Mississippi. It was the first time since Katrina that all floodgates in the New Orleans area had been sealed. The barriers range in height from about 20 feet to 25 feet (6 meters to 7.5 meters). "To put it in perspective, New Orleans gets about nearly six inches in the month of July".

Scientists say global warming is responsible for more intense and more frequent storms and flooding, but without extensive study, they can not directly link a single weather event to the changing climate.

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