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As of 11 a.m. ET, Barry was moving northwest in the Gulf of Mexico at 6 mph (9 km/h), and its eye was about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Lafayette, Louisiana, and about 50 miles (80 km) west of Morgan City, Louisiana. All state resources, including helicopters, aircraft, trailers, generators and dozens of state employees, will be on standby.

"Nobody should take this storm lightly just because it's supposed to be a Category 1 when it makes landfall", Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane and dump up to 2 feet of rain on U.S.

Rain bands are moving onshore in Louisiana as Barry inches northwest at 5 miles per hour, also bringing 70-mph sustained winds, a risky storm surge and possible tornadoes.

Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago.

Tropical Storm Barry was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h early on Friday.

Governors declared emergencies in Louisiana and MS, and authorities took unprecedented precautions in closing floodgates and raising the barriers around New Orleans.

Earlier this week, officials warily eyed the Mississippi River as it continued to rise and exceeded its usual midsummer levels.

The levees have never been overtopped in the city's modern-day history, but the river remains swollen by months of rain across the Midwest, and its flows will push against a storm surge flowing upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.

"Weakening is expected as Barry moves farther inland, and it is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Sunday".

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Barry is the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and the first to pose a threat to the United States this year. The New Orleans area could get 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) through Sunday, forecasters said.

And as of Saturday morning, more than 48,000 across Louisiana were without power, according to state electric providers.

"My house is raised, and being this close to the river we typically don't have too many problems", he said.

Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, who lives in the city's Broadmoor neighborhood, flew out ahead of Barry, leaving behind neighbors with vivid memories of the 2005 destruction, she said.

Another study found that the amount of rain that fell on the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was equal to the amount of water that evaporated from the Gulf into the storm as it formed.

City officials advised residents to shelter in their homes, except for those in two coastal parishes south of the city, where mandatory evacuations were ordered.

Forecasters said slow-moving Barry could unload 10 to 20in of rain through Sunday across a swathe of Louisiana that includes New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well as south-western MS, with pockets in Louisiana getting 25 in. Up to 25-inches of rain is possible for some areas of Louisiana.

With Hurricane Katrina on their minds, many New Orleans residents fled the region while others have chosen to buckle up and ride the storm. But, as rain falls throughout the weekend, the river is forecast to keep rising, putting even more pressure on the levee system that protects the city.

The city's emergency preparedness campaign has urged residents to remain vigilant and stay patient.

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