Tropical Storm Barry continues to hit the US state of Louisiana this Sunday (14.07.2019), and despite weakening it generates warnings of heavy rains and the possibility of tornadoes.
On Twitter, President Donald Trump warned of “a major risk of major flooding in much of Louisiana and all along the Gulf Coast.”
“Please be very careful!” he exhorted.
The forecast for possible tornadoes is maintained in parts of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, western Alabama, and eastern Arkansas, reported by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Warns continues: “The threat is in the rain”
Flights in and out of New Orleans Airport, the state’s main city, cancelled from this Saturday, were resumed however this Sunday.
Thousands of people left their homes, tens of thousands were left without power, and the first aid teams are ready to take action.
Fears that the levees system in New Orleans could be affected by the rains subsided after the Army Corps of Engineers expressed confidence that it would resist.
However, Mayor LaToya Cantrell called on residents not to be trusted. “We’re not out of danger yet,” he said, adding that flash flooding could occur this Sunday.
Pete Gaynor, acting administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told Fox News that “life-threatening conditions still exist” and warned that “the threat is in the rain.”
Barry should continue to weaken
After a brief period as the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry again became a tropical storm by touching the Louisiana coast on Saturday and is expected to weaken further on Sunday.
“The forecast for Barry is that he will weaken to tropical depression today (Sunday) later,” the NHC said.