Governor tours Barry impacts in Plaquemines, Terrebonne parishes



The Louisiana governor is set Monday to tour Barry-related storm damage in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parish.

Tropical Storm Barry moved onshore at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marsh Island and Intracoastal City as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph. It slowly moved north-northwest into Louisiana while diminishing in intensity.

Barry was a tropical storm for most of its existence. While heavy rainfall was the big forecast message, it was really wind from a tropical storm that caused many of the major impacts.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel with state and federal officials to Plaquemines Parish, Terrebonne Parish and St. Mary Parish to tour impacts from Barry. He will also participate in a flyover of the Lower Dularge East Levee in Terrebonne Parish.


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