Named Storm Barry 2019 – intensified from the low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico referred to as Invest 92-L. This is a particularly dangerous storm because of it’s close proximity to land. Barry has the potential to bring up to 24 inches of rain to areas from the Alabama-Mississippi line to east Texas. All persons in southwestern Mississippi and southern Louisiana are at risk for flash flooding and river flooding. Storm surges could exceed the height of the levees near and in New Orleans. It is imperative that persons in the path of this dangerous storm follow all orders from the National Hurricane center, local Emergency Operations Centers and local officials – including evacuation orders.
UPDATE: Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 11:45 AM EDT – Maximum sustained winds at just over 67 MPH with gusting to 78 near the center of the low pressure area. NHC is once again projecting hurricane status before landfall early Saturday. Storm surge advisories and flash flood alerts are in place from south central Mississippi to the Louisiana-Texas line. This dangerous storm has the potential to produce 15 to 25 inches of rain in places where the ground is already saturated. This may cause tree instability and with heavy winds expected, power outages will be taking place.
For official watches and warnings, visit the NHC website:
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Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama