Tropical Storm Barry's flash flooding threat continues

Tropical Storm Barry's flash flooding threat continues

What's left of Hurricane Barry, now a Tropical Depression, will bring rain to the Metro Detroit area starting on Tuesday.

Barry, which made landfall on Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity and then quickly weakened to a tropical storm, was expected to break up into a post-tropical depression by Monday afternoon, forecasters said.

Category 1 Hurricane Barry hit Louisiana with 75 miles per hour winds when it made landfall Saturday but quickly weakened into a tropical depression. Previous year rounds of heavy rain and storms were around for the final days of the tournament.

More than 140,000 customers in Louisiana and another more than 4,000 customers in MS were without power early Sunday, according to poweroutage.us. "We are asking that everyone stay vigilant and be safe".


"You should monitor the progress of approaching storms on the US National Hurricane Centre website and follow instructions issued by the local authorities, including any evacuation orders". Ricks said forecasters also downgraded their rainfall estimates for Baton Rouge to between 6 and 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) through Sunday, with up to 15 inches (38 centimeters) in some spots.

While the Gulf coast did not suffer catastrophic flooding, residents across the area are still advised to pay attention to tornado and flash-flood warnings and watches as the storm moves north.

Twelve inches of rain flooded southwest Louisiana this weekend in a torrential downpour.

Alex Amparo, FEMA's Assistant Administrator for the National Preparedness Directorate, said residents in the Gulf region need to keep an eye on the slow-moving Tropical Storm this weekend.


At least one levee, in Plaquemines Parish in the state's tip, was already overtopped by water by midday on Saturday.

Just east of where Barry made landfall, a tide gauge at Amerada Pass measured a storm surge of almost 7 feet on Saturday afternoon, with tide levels reaching 8.23 feet, which exceeded levels measured during Hurricane Ike, 7.81 feet, from September 12, 2008.

In 2005, Katrina - the costliest and deadliest hurricane in recent United States history - submerged about 80 percent of New Orleans after the city's levee system failed, causing some 1,800 deaths and more than $150 billion in damage.

Louisiana declared a state of emergency in advance of Barry's arrival as residents and crews work to brace the city for impact.


"There's still going to be two to three feet between the top of the levee and the top of the floodwaters", Cassidy told Fox News. Airlines began cancelling flights Friday. Our dew points have dropped back giving us relief from the humidity for one day. Forecasters say the area, where several parishes were under a flash flood warning, could see 2 inches (5 centimeters) of additional rain on Sunday. Production platforms, or offshore structures where oil and natural gas are produced, stay at the site of the project and thus differ from drilling rigs, which move to different locations.

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