Hurricane Barry: What time will Hurricane Barry hit New Orleans? Latest NOAA times

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Residents have already started fleeing New Orleans in the face of “extreme rain”, flooding and hurricane winds as Tropical Storm Barry creeps closer. The sodden city is at risk of widespread flooding after days of heavy rainfall already. Officials are worried the Mississippi River, which flows through New Orleans, could flood having been above flood stage level for the last six months. Barry, which was located about 95 miles south of the mouth of Mississippi River at 1pm BST, is churning across the north-central Gulf Coast at 5mph.

Hurricane advisory service NOAA warned between 10 inches and 20 inches of rain could fall over south east Louisiana and south west of Mississippi.

The National Weather Service tweeted people should “prepare now” as the tropical cyclone’s slow movement “will result in long duration heavy rainfall along the central Gulf Coast and well inland through the weekend and into early next week”.

NWS added: “Flooding will become increasingly likely, some of which may be significant.”

President Donald Trump earlier issued a federal declaration of emergency for Louisiana today.

Governor John Bel Edwards told reporters: “If Tropical Storm Barry becomes a hurricane, it would be the first time we’ve had the hurricane hit the state with rising rivers.”

What time will Hurricane Barry hit New Orleans?

Barry will make landfall at approximately 7pm BST on Saturday (1pm CDT local time).

NOAA’s latest update at 1pm BST today said Barry was expected to bring “dangerous storm surge, heavy rains, and wind conditions” across the north-central Gulf Coast.

A hurricane warning is now in effect for a large swathe of the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

Barry is forecast to make landfall as a category one hurricane, brining maximum sustained winds of between 74mph and 95mph.

Winds are then forecast to drop but the storm’s slow-moving trajectory could bring flash flooding throughout much of Louisiana.

Barry is then expected to move towards Arizona, by which time it will be a tropical depression.

Where are the current warnings?

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle

* Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans

* Intracoastal City to Cameron

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

* Intracoastal City to Shell Beach

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

* Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border

* Lake Pontchartrain

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle

* Intracoastal City to Cameron

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border

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