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Barry continues to threaten Louisiana

Barry made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane

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ROANOKE, Va. – ​Barry strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane early Saturday morning and proceeded to make landfall at approximately 2 p.m. ET. Quickly after making landfall, the storm weakened to below hurricane strength with winds less than 74 miles per hour. Due to the weakening winds, Barry is currently a tropical storm.

The biggest threat at this point is the amount of rainfall that is still expected to fall as Barry continues to track northwest at only 7 miles per hour. Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are expected for south-central Louisiana extending into southwest Mississippi.

A Storm Surge Warning is still in effect for many counties in Louisiana and Mississippi through Sunday morning.

About the Author:

Delaney is a Texas native who was born in Houston, but moved to San Antonio where she lived for 16 years. She moved to Roanoke in June 2019.