Tropical storm Barry, hurricane Barry, New Orleans hurricane Barry, hurricane Barry photos, hurricane Barry pics, hurricane Barry images, hurricane Barry video, hurricane Barry flooding, tropical storm Barry photos, tropical storm Barry pics, tropical storm Barry pictures, tropical storm Barry images, tropical storm Barry video, New Orleans floods, New Orleans flood, New Orleans flooding, flood photos, flood pics, flood pictures, flood photographs, flood video, New Orleans flood photos, New Orleans flood pics, New Orleans flood pictures, New Orleans flood photographs, New Orleans flood video, New Orleans flood images, hurricane Barry flooding, hurricane Barry flood, tropical storm Barry flood, tropical storm Barry flooding,

Here Are Some Of The Most Insane Photos Of Tropical Storm Barry So Far

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing, and these photos of Tropical Storm Barry show it’s shaping up to be the first major storm to hit the United States this year. Forecasters predict Barry may grow into a full-fledged hurricane before it makes landfall near Louisiana this weekend.

Tropical storm Barry, hurricane Barry, New Orleans hurricane Barry, hurricane Barry photos, hurricane Barry pics, hurricane Barry images, hurricane Barry video, hurricane Barry flooding, tropical storm Barry photos, tropical storm Barry pics, tropical storm Barry pictures, tropical storm Barry images, tropical storm Barry video, New Orleans floods, New Orleans flood, New Orleans flooding, flood photos, flood pics, flood pictures, flood photographs, flood video, New Orleans flood photos, New Orleans flood pics, New Orleans flood pictures, New Orleans flood photographs, New Orleans flood video, New Orleans flood images, hurricane Barry flooding, hurricane Barry flood, tropical storm Barry flood, tropical storm Barry flooding,
Giphy

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Barry is currently developing over the Gulf of Mexico. As of press time, the storm is about 100 miles south-southeast of Louisiana and Mississippi, according to The National Hurricane Center. Right now, the storm includes winds of up to 40 mph, but the storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane in the coming days.

Barry is projected to reach Louisiana Friday or Saturday, possibly as the first full-blown hurricane of 2019. The NHC is live-updating their forecasts, and are keeping residents up-to-date on Twitter.

Naturally, there are hurricane and storm surge warnings in effects for areas near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The NHC warns residents of those areas that Barry may bring “DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS.” It’s that storm surge that is most worrisome for the New Orleans area, which has dealt with heavy rain and flooding over the past week.

As CNN reports, the Mississippi River is 16 feet higher than normal right now, due to the recent rain. Now, the storm threatens to dump another 10 inches of rain onto the already-drenched city. The storm surge could breach the 20-foot barrier of the levees, and Louisiana has declared a statewide emergency.

Local residents posted photos and videos of the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Barry ahead of the storm making landfall this weekend. The New Orleans Times-Picayune shared this video of residents using kayaks through a flooded street:

Another user shared this video of knee-deep waters and heavy winds.

Just as a reminder, these Tropical Storm Barry photos have all been taken before landfall:

ABC News shared this video of a man being rescued by kayak from his stranded car:

Floodwaters are already creeping into buildings in the area:

Tropical storm Barry, hurricane Barry, New Orleans hurricane Barry, hurricane Barry photos, hurricane Barry pics, hurricane Barry images, hurricane Barry video, hurricane Barry flooding, tropical storm Barry photos, tropical storm Barry pics, tropical storm Barry pictures, tropical storm Barry images, tropical storm Barry video, New Orleans floods, New Orleans flood, New Orleans flooding, flood photos, flood pics, flood pictures, flood photographs, flood video, New Orleans flood photos, New Orleans flood pics, New Orleans flood pictures, New Orleans flood photographs, New Orleans flood video, New Orleans flood images, hurricane Barry flooding, hurricane Barry flood, tropical storm Barry flood, tropical storm Barry flooding,
Twitter: @ScottPecoriello

And people have begun to make their way to safety: