Barry’s impact still being felt

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LOUISIANA (CNN) – It’s no longer a hurricane or even a tropical storm, but Barry is still expected to drop several inches of rain across the southeast.

The National Hurricane Center said that dangerous flash flooding is still likely across this area Monday.

Streets underwater and thousands still without power as Barry continues to make its way inland, dumping heavy rain across parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Barry made landfall as a hurricane Saturday before quickly turning into a tropical storm.

“Obviously we’re gratified that we did not get the full amount of rain across Louisiana and the flooding that we had been told to expect. We’re also very thankful of the fact that the Mississippi River stayed within the levees.”

But despite the storms weakening, the national hurricane center warns of more dangerous flash flooding as Barry is expected to drop another 4 to 6 inches of rain Monday.

“We know that we’re in hurricane season, so that obviously presents some concerns to us going forward.”

This as several Louisiana Parishes are still underwater.

“We are conducting search and rescue today in Louisiana.”

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards toured the damage Monday.

“Across the state of Louisiana, 900,000 sandbags distributed. Never in our history have we done that before.”

(Courtesy: CNN)

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(This story was originally published on July 15, 2019)

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