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Hurricane Barry Live: Govt service warns flash flooding; see LIVE tracker here

Tropical Storm Barry has strengthened into a hurricane and is set to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Barry's maximum sustained winds were recorded at 75 miles per hour as it came towards Louisiana passing through the northern Gulf of Mexico. Meteorologists warned that torrential rains - as much as 2 feet (60 cm) in some places- are likely to unleash severe flooding.

While New Orleans authorities did not give instructions of evacuations but advised residents to shelter in place instead, tourism officials reported an exodus of hotel guests checking out early on Friday. Some airlines, including British Airways, have canceled outbound flights from the city through Saturday. Mandatory evacuations were imposed in flood-prone coastal areas of two neighboring parishes south of the city.

Amid such rising fears, a state of emergency was declared by US President Donald Trump for Louisiana.


United States | Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 18-07-2019 16:31 IST Created: 13-07-2019 21:00 IST
Hurricane Barry Live: Govt service warns flash flooding; see LIVE tracker here

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10:03 PM#UPDATE Barry strengthened into a category 1 hurricane on Saturday as it neared the Louisiana coast, US meteorologists said -- prompting millions of residents of the southern US state to hunker down for expected major flooding https://t.co/IdFlXayXuIpic.twitter.com/sYUZQBxOe4 — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 13, 2019

9:38 PMNational Weather Service Weather Prediction Center has warned about the possibility of flash flooding and river flooding as Barry closes in.Hurricane #Barry update: Life threatening, potentially significant flash flooding and river flooding increasingly likely later today and tonight as Barry moves inland, especially across south-central and southeast Louisiana into Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/QxKHaVBC12 — NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) July 13, 2019

9:17 PMLandfall is expected within the next few hours as Hurricane Barry is approaching toward the Louisiana coast.Hurricane Barry is barreling toward the Louisiana coast of the US with the center of the storm at 40 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana. Landfall is expected within the next few hours https://t.co/nrWwBbq1G3 — CNN International (@cnni) July 13, 2019

9:11 PMRain is starting to spread across Louisiana now. There are threats of inland rainfall flooding from the hurricane.Rain really starting to spread across SE Louisiana now. Inland rainfall flooding threat from Hurricane #Barry will ramp up throughout today. #lawx#HurricaneBarry@wfaa@WWLTVpic.twitter.com/a2XoRTVoZg — Kyle Roberts (@KyleWeather) July 13, 2019

9:04 PMBarry has strengthened into a hurricane and is moving onto the Louisiana coast. Heavy rains are expected and the possibility of floods is also being reported.Hurricane #Barry is moving onto the Louisiana coast as heavy rain and flood concerns ramp up: https://t.co/y2L1qNqIuypic.twitter.com/eCJ1c7TMvf — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 13, 2019

13-07-2019 10:03:54 PM

Residents prepare for possible flooding as Hurricane Barry inches closer

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13-07-2019 09:38:09 PM

Government weather service issues warning of flash flooding

National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center has warned about the possibility of flash flooding and river flooding as Barry closes in.

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13-07-2019 09:17:43 PM

Landfall expected within next few hours Hurricane Barry approaches Louisiana coast

Landfall is expected within the next few hours as Hurricane Barry is approaching toward the Louisiana coast.

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13-07-2019 09:11:15 PM

Hurricane Barry: Rain starts spreading, threats of inland rainfall flooding

Rain is starting to spread across Louisiana now. There are threats of inland rainfall flooding from the hurricane.

 

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13-07-2019 09:04:00 PM

Hurricane Barry moves towards Louisiana coast; heavy rains expected

Barry has strengthened into a hurricane and is moving onto the Louisiana coast. Heavy rains are expected and the possibility of floods is also being reported.

 

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