Tropical Storm Barry has reached the southern coast of the US and moves across the US state Louisiana time. Meteorologists had previously classified him as a hurricane briefly because he
Had reached wind speeds of 120 kilometers per hour. On Saturday afternoon, the hurricane hit the coast west of New Orleans as the first hurricane of the season. By this time, the wind speed had weakened again. Nevertheless, the danger is not yet banned, because Barry brings with it large amounts of water, experts say. The feared massive
Floods have been missing so far.
At the weekend, the storm already caused power outages: around 117,000 people were
on Saturday without electricity – most of them in
Louisiana. But also in the
neighboring states of Texas, Mississippi and Alabama came after
official information on power outages. All flights on
Airport of New Orleans have been canceled, thousands
People left their homes to escape to safety.
The fear that the dykes in New Orleans will be flooded
so far not true. The level of the Mississippi was with
over five meters still just below the flood line.
Authority warns of rainfall
The National Hurricane Center said Saturday night that the main danger from the fierce
Rain and floods go out. The leader Ken Graham confirmed that the
Storm moved very slowly across the sea and on his way
have accumulated a lot of water. He warned that the storm is likely to be fierce
Rainfall could bring and many rivers could overflow
The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, called the
Residents of the city on Saturday night to be careful: “We are in no way above the
Berg. “Even on Sunday there could still be storm tides
National weather agency said on Twitter: “Barry is still one
very dangerous storm, whose
Impact will increase over the course of Sunday. ”
August 2005 had the devastating hurricane Katrina around 80 percent of
New Orleans flooded. About 1,800 people died at that time, hundreds of thousands had to leave their homes and the city had been severely destroyed. The trauma is up
not overcome in the region today. After prolonged rainfall, there had been floods in parts of the city in recent days. For several vulnerable areas
From New Orleans, forced evictions had been ordered in advance.