Louisiana declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Barry approaches U.S. coast
Friday, July 12, 2019
Governor Donald Trump declare a state of emergency in Lousiana on the federal level.addressed the public: "No one should take this storm lightly. As we know all too well in Louisiana, low intensity does not necessarily mean low impact." He said he has arranged for 3000 of the to be available and has search and rescue teams at the ready and has requested U.S. President
The mayor of New Orleans,, advised residents of her city to make plans and shelter in place. Residents of some other areas, such as , have been instructed to evacuate.
According to the United States, Tropical Storm Barry could develop into a hurricane as soon as Friday. Meteorologists predict landfall Saturday morning.
As of midday Thursday, the storm was about 90 miles (145 km) south of the coast and moving at roughly five miles per hour (eight kilometers per hour).
The city of New Orleans already sustained heavy rains earlier this week, with flooding. New Orleans and Jefferson Parish officials have said they are not concerned about the levees, which have about five or six feet of leeway for rising water.
- Bill Chappell. "Tropical Storm Barry Forms in Gulf; Louisiana Goes into State of Emergency" — , July 11, 2019
- Daniel Manzo, Mark Osborne, Emily Shapiro, Melissa Griffin. "Tropical Storm Barry nears Louisiana, New Orleans under state of emergency" — , July 11, 2019