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Tropical Depression Barry Local Statement Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA  AL022019
421 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019

This product covers SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

**BARRY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OVER NORTHWESTERN 
LOUISIANA** 


NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 210 miles north of Cameron LA or about 260 miles 
      north-northwest of Morgan City LA
    - 32.8N 93.6W
    - Storm Intensity 35 mph
    - Movement North or 360 degrees at 9 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Barry has weakened to a tropical depression and thus all wind hazards have 
been cancelled. Coastal flooding will continue to gradually subside in south
central Louisiana. The threat for heavy rainfall remains for much of Louisiana.  

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across much of Louisiana. 
Remain well guarded against life-threatening flood waters having further impacts 
of devastating potential.



* SURGE:
Storm surge flooding will continue to subside across south central Louisiana.



* TORNADOES:
Additional impacts from tornadoes are still a concern across South Central and Central Louisiana. 
Remain well braced against tornado event having further limited impact potential.

Elsewhere across SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS, little to 
no impact is anticipated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:


Do not enter evacuated areas until officials 
have given the all clear to return.



* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:


Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
have inspected roads and bridges and have given the all clear. 
Hazards like downed power lines and trees, washed out roads, 
continued flooding in low lying areas and non-functioning traffic 
lights make travel difficult. 

Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, collapse damaged structures, or cause 
flying debris.

Be alert for potential flooding from rising rivers and streams which 
may have yet to crest. Remain informed of the latest river forecasts 
and heed any flood watches and warnings.

Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered 
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have 
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover 
the road. Turn around, don't drown!

Have multiple ways to receive Tornado Warnings if issued. Consider 
nearby shelter options as you move about. Be ready to shelter quickly.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Lake Charles LA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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