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Tropical Storm Barry Local Statement Intermediate Advisory Number 15A
National Weather Service New Orleans LA  AL022019
204 AM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019

This product covers Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi

...BARRY MOVING FARTHER INLAND OVER 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 190 miles west-northwest of New Orleans LA or about 250 
      miles west of Gulfport MS
    - 31.0N 93.2W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 8 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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OVERVIEW...

At 100 AM CDT (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Barry was
located near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 93.2 West. Barry is moving
toward the northwest near 8 mph. A turn toward the north is expected 
later today, and this general motion should continue through Monday.  
On the forecast track, the center of Barry will move across central and northern Louisiana today, and
over Arkansas tonight and Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h)
with higher gusts, and these winds are occurring near the coast to
the southeast of the center.  Additional weakening is expected as
the center moves farther inland, and Barry is forecast to weaken to
a tropical depression later today.

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

Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across 
Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Remain well guarded 
against life-threatening flood waters having further impacts of 
limited to extensive potential.

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

* SURGE:
Little to no additional surge impacts expected. A Coastal Flood 
Advisory will be issued for elevated water levels through this 
afternoon along coast of Southeast Louisiana and shore line 
Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. 


Elsewhere across Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi, little to 
no impact is anticipated.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

Little to no additional wind impacts expected.

Elsewhere across Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi, 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:

If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of gas 
leaks and be cautious around electrical wiring, broken glass, jagged 
metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws.

Check on your neighbors. If necessary, help them connect with their 
points of contact.

Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities 
give the all clear. Allow time for officials to inspect bridges and 
overpasses and to mark washed-out roads.

Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers 
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.

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.

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 New Orleans LA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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