New Orleans in state of emergency as Tropical Storm Barry nearing Louisiana

Louisiana is sheltering in place as parts of the state is starting to flood as the tropical storm closes in.
1:43 | 07/13/19

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Transcript for New Orleans in state of emergency as Tropical Storm Barry nearing Louisiana
Tropical storm Barry bearing down the first named storm. Of the season headed for Louisiana packed with rain at this hour let's go straight to the National Hurricane Center and director there can Grande joins us live Ken banks. Now I'm really close some it is is a little bit more time before it can do that looking at landfall early tomorrow morning so just a small chance of that but the same time the difference between a tropical storm or hurricane is just a mile an hour source Stiller focus isn't necessarily. On the storm or or hurricanes is about all the water it's that it's about this rainfall that's about to occur in the next up. Does yeah and are used to projecting up to two feet in some parts of Louisiana what areas are going to be hardest hit. And Democrats just so much rainfall if you look at this we've got a couple areas of real concern Milliken has some areas they can get fifteen to twenty inches of rain. But lookout look how well beyond anatomy and look up and the Mississippi review see some of these rain bands set up. Re can see all sorts of rain anywhere from four to six inches may be about the tenets is in those areas and that that's just too much rain is gonna cause a lot of flooding. And your message to folks at this hour can as the storm gets closer. One of people need to do if they're still down in that area. Having the biggest thing is just a you know the the time is really short now what the wins RD coming onshore to see some tropical storm force winds. And you RD seeing water levels. Rise and look at the storm surge forecast a mean some of these areas around terrible on Paris look foolish parish you're gonna see three to six foot of storms are so the time is now he got to get ready and and the windows really getting tight now so we got to be ready for the storm. Are we hope everyone stays safe into the weekend we know you're gonna stay on it guy can Graham director of the National Hurricane Center really appreciate your time kanga luck this weekend.

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