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Tropical Storm Barry Forms In Gulf; Louisiana Goes Into State Of Emergency


Added 07-11-19 11:06:02am EST - “Barry is now predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall Saturday, with maximum winds of 75 mph.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Tropical Storm Barry Forms In Gulf; Louisiana Goes Into State Of Emergency”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A system in the Gulf of Mexico is predicted to become Tropical Storm Barry before making landfall along the Louisiana coast. National Weather Service hide caption

A system in the Gulf of Mexico is predicted to become Tropical Storm Barry before making landfall along the Louisiana coast.

Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday — and it could become a hurricane by late Friday, the National Hurricane Center says. Forecasters say the storm could bring a storm surge and heavy rains to Louisiana.

Barry is now predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall Saturday, with maximum winds of 75 mph.

Forecasters say the tropical storm could bring a storm surge of 3-6 feet to a coastal area that is already struggling to cope with massive amounts of floodwaters that have gorged the Mississippi River in recent weeks.

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