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Path, timeline, landfall and more to know



A police chief captured footage of flooding along a road in Golden Meadows, Louisiana as the Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Barry.

Barry has made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana and has been downgraded to a tropical storm with gusts up to 70 mph.

Barry was earlier classified as a Category 1 hurricane, a sign that the storm weakened but remains powerful with heavy rains and winds across the north-central Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm brought heavy rains and left some roads underwater and wind gusts knocked out power.

Governors have declared emergencies for Louisiana and Mississippi, where people have been ordered to evacuate or shelter in place with at least three days’ worth of food and supplies.

More than100,000 people were without power as the storm hit Louisiana’s south-central coast Saturday morning, according to the tracking site PowerOutage.us.

Wind and rain are expected to affect more than 3 million people.

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The biggest concern: water, both from ocean storm surge and inland flooding.

Here’s what we know about the storm:

Where is Barry now, and where will it go?

Barry landed at Intracoastal City just before 1 p.m. CDT. It landed as a hurricane but soon weakened with sustained 70 mph winds, not quite strong enough to qualify as a hurricane.

Tracking forecasts showed the storm moving north, swelling the Mississippi River basin with water that must eventually flow south again.

Track the path of the storm using USA TODAY’s interactive map.

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Has Barry made landfall?

The National Hurricane Center confirmed just before 1 p.m. CDT that Barry made landfall. It was downgraded to a tropical storm from a Category 1 hurricane.

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A hurricane warning is in effect along the Louisiana coast, from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

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When was Barry downgraded to a tropical storm?

Just before 1 p.m. CDT Saturday. Its sustained winds slowed to 70 mph, down from 75 mph gusts that made it a Category 1 hurricane as it approached land. It was a hurricane when it landed but quickly weakened.

Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches over south-central and southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, the NHC says. Some areas could get as much as 25 inches.

Where are hurricane, storm surge watches or warnings?

Hurricane Warning

  • Intracoastal City to Grand Isle

Hurricane Watch

  • Intracoastal City to Cameron

Tropical Storm Warning

  • Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle
  • Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans
  • Intracoastal City to Sabine Pass

Storm Surge Warning

  • Intracoastal City to Biloxi
  • Lake Pontchartrain

Hurricane Watch

  • Intracoastal City to Cameron

Storm Surge Watch

  • Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border


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