Morgan City in the bullseye of Barry

Power outages have already hit the city, which is surrounded by rivers and bayous, with strong gusts of wind and rain.
1:05 | 07/13/19

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Transcript for Morgan City in the bullseye of Barry
ABC's Zachary kiesch is in Morgan city, being called the storm's bull's-eye. Zachary, what are the conditions there right now? Reporter: Eva, good morning to you. We're in Morgan city, about 90 miles outside of New Orleans where this thing could make landfall. We have been given these heavy gusts of wind. We have seen bands of rain. The power went out at the hotel the morning at about 3:30, but things aren't all that bad right now. They are expected to deteriorate, however. This is the old downtown area. You can see some of these businesses have sandbags in front of them. Beyond the front wall, here is the river. You can see the basin is completely flooded, and the levels here are absolutely up. It's a combination of that, the rain we're expecting and the surge that could cause real problems in this area. You have got to remember this is part of the country that's essentially an island. It's surrounded by bayous and rivers, and at some point, this water just won't have any place to go. Whit? Zachary kiesch for us in Morgan city bracing for the storm's impact.

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