Latest on Expected Impacts from Barry
New Orleans residents and visitors are encouraged to remain patient and vigilant as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana. Barry has slowed, pushing the timing of expected impacts further into today, tonight, and Sunday. We are not out of the woods with this system. We expect to be impacted.
Barry is moving slowly and is expected to make landfall along the south-central Louisiana coast later today, likely as a hurricane. While the storm surge risk on the Mississippi River has passed, the primary risk of heavy rain remains in New Orleans.
Tropical rain bands with heavy rain that could lead to flooding are likely today through Sunday. The National Weather Service continues to predict rainfall totals in the ten-to-20 inch range in New Orleans, with locally higher amounts possible. The New Orleans area remains under a Moderate to High risk for flash flooding and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 7:00 a.m. Sunday. Additionally, gusty winds are impacting the area and will continue as tropical bands move through.