The first level 1 storm of the South American "hurricane season" did not take the worst scenario as many predicted. Although weakened after landing, Barry could still cause flash floods.
The US National Hurricane Center said on July 14 that Typhoon Barry has weakened into a tropical depression after hitting the Louisiana coast at level 1, according to NPR.The first storm of the summer in the United States caused heavy rains in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi as they advanced north.(Photo: Reuters).
Just a few days ago, many experts feared that the first level 1 storm of this summer could have serious consequences for lowland areas like New Orleans or Batton Rouge.Although the eastern coast of the United States has avoided large-scale natural disasters, local authorities have called on people to continue to be wary of unusual fluctuations.(Photo: Reuters).
Heavy rain due to tropical depression Barry brought inland to create storms and dangerous flooding from Central Louisiana to the eastern state of Mississippi.Several county governments in these two states issued flash flood warnings to people.There have been no reports of damage to people and people in localities.(Photo: Reuters).
Although the two states' government still kept the storm warning on July 14, no serious damage was recorded.Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana said he felt extremely fortunate that Typhoon Barry did not cause horrible floods as predicted.(Photo: Reuters).
"This storm is predicted to be very different scenario. We feel extremely fortunate that the worst scenario has not happened," Governor Edwards said.Many weather facilities predict heavy rain will continue on July 15 when the storm center moves deep into the mainland.Photo: Reuters.
US President Donald Trump has urged people to continue to be alert to extreme weather events. "The risk of flooding is still very high in many parts of Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast (Southeastern US coastal area, Gulf of Mexico coast). Please be careful," Mr. Trump said in the announcement. Twitter.(Photo: AP).
The National Hurricane Center has warned that many areas in Louisiana continue to experience heavy rainfall of 30-38cm, according to the AP. "Heavy rain is likely to lead to flash flooding, threatening human life," the agency warned.(Photo: AP).
Nearly 60,000 households in Louisiana, 3,300 households in Mississippi and 1,200 Arkansas households live in blackouts until July 14.(Photo: Reuters).
In Mississippi, weather agencies predict heavy rain with more than 20cm rainfall will continue in many places.On federal highways, low visibility makes the driver of the vehicle only able to see the headlights of the opposite vehicle.Heavy rain also causes flooding in New Orleans and some neighboring areas.(Photo: AP).
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on July 14 that the city was "very lucky" when the storm was not as serious as forecast.The worst scenario can overload the city's drainage pumping system."We have been given a way to live," she said at the press conference that the city is ready to support the affected provinces.(Photo: AP).
Typhoon Barry when reaching level 1 has a maximum wind speed of about 56 km / h.After landing on the Louisiana coast, it quickly weakened into a tropical depression and moved northward, reaching the state of Arkansas.(Photo: AP).