A day after Hurricane Barry hit the US as a hurricane, it continues to dump heavy rains over the area as it was downgraded to a tropical storm.
As of Sunday morning, Barry was moving north at just 6 mph. It’s still hovering over Louisiana, where it made landfall, dumping large amounts of rain on cities already under water.
“This storm still has a long way to go before it leaves the state,” Louisiana Gov. Edwards said late Saturday night. “The worst is yet to come.” More than 11 million people are under flash flood watches Sunday from the Gulf Coast all the way to the southern Midwest.
As of Sunday morning, more than 131,000 power customers in Louisiana had no electricity, according to poweroutage.us.
TS #Barry remains a significant flooding threat for the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Mid-South. There is a high risk of Flash Flooding today in portions of Louisiana. Follow @NWSWPC for updates on rainfall forecasts and go to https://t.co/SiZo8ozBbn for local info pic.twitter.com/e4NWda8TkE
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 14, 2019