Second Harvest Food Bank spokesman Jay Vise says a caterer had more than 17,000 uneaten meals after the storm caused Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to end its New Orleans convention a day early. Authorities say water is flowing over the tops of a few levees in areas south of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry nears the coast. Bernard Parish and northwestern Plaquemines Parish early Saturday. There were no injuries reported. This disturbance is expected to move west-northwestward to northwestward across the north-central Caribbean Sea during the next few days, producing locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flooding across portions of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. A number of other southern parishes were affected, including Jefferson Parish outside of New Orleans. Nearly 50,000 people are without power as Tropical Storm Barry nears landfall on Louisiana's south-central coast.
Busses are setting up in the area, prepared for any issues. Bernard and Orleans Parish floodgates have been closed, officials at the New Orleans storm press conference said. At that time, the low pressure area was experiencing some northerly wind shear, which was expected to decrease. The updated bulletin said the storm would near New Orleans around 2:15 a. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann urged residents to stay off the road at a press conference as Tropical Storm Barry approached. Despite the asymmetric structure of the storm, Barry gradually intensified. Simultaneously, the storm reached its peak intensity, with a minimum central pressure of 991 millibars 29.
The short answer is no. Nearly a fourth of those outages were in coastal Terrebonne Parish. Tropical Storm Barry continued to inch toward the Louisiana coast as forecasters expect it to make landfall as a hurricane. Most of the homes in the evacuation area are built to withstand the storm, but residents believe if the roads flood, they could become trapped. Weather forecasters say Barry could dump between 10 and 20 inches of rain over south-central and southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi.
The edges of the storm have already started lashing Louisiana with rain and left some coastal roads underwater. Those parishes were east of Morgan City, where Barry is expected to make landfall as a hurricane later Saturday morning. The utility company said crews are having difficulty accessing some southern Louisiana areas because of flooding and impending heavy rain. Note: Story contines below the video - 9:35 a. .
Late Friday and hours before Tropical Storm Barry was expected to make landfall on the southern Louisiana coast, a judge ruled that the water-filled flood control barriers could cause substantial property damage and loss of life in the neighboring parish. Such a warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area. Note: Story continues below the image - 8:53 p. Saturday advisory from the U. The New Orleans Airport is still open and operational Friday night, with airport officials saying they would decide on a day by day basis whether the airport will remain open.
Note: Story continues below the image - 1:10 a. The agency issued tornado warnings for southwestern St. So the sorority worked with Centerplate food services and a local chef to have the food picked up by Second Harvest Food Bank ahead of the storm making landfall. According to Entergy Louisiana's outages map, more than 29,000 customers had been affected by power outages as of 2:11 a. The Coast Guard says it is in the process of rescuing more than a dozen people stranded on a remote Louisiana island by flooding from Tropical Storm Barry.
People have boarded up buildings and braced for a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry that threatened millions as it churned a path ashore. Miami, Florida: National Hurricane Center. Officials said Saturday morning the levees are in lower Plaquemines Parish and are not the main levees protecting the Mississippi River. Paul Murphy sat down with Jade Cunningham to break down the first day of the storm and what he's been seeing in St. High winds and saturated soils led to fallen trees.
Pets are not allowed at the shelter. The heaviest rains on land from lopsided Hurricane Barry have hit coastal Alabama and Mississippi the hardest. Thanks to all who have contributed great information here. The levees protecting the city range from about 20 to 25 feet 6 to 7. Make sure to like the video, please comment on what type of weather you are going through and what help you might need. The storm is currently 125 miles 200 kilometers west of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph 105 kph and higher gusts.