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Gov. John Bel Edwards warns Barry is a rain event, urging the residents to listen to local officials.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed concern that it is Friday on “The story with Martha MacCallum”, that the residents would take Tropical storm Barry seriously, although it is expected that a full-blown hurricane by the time it hits the Louisiana coast on Saturday morning.
“My biggest concern is that we, the citizens, understand that it is a category 1, and you can’t take it as seriously as they should. Because this is always a rain event mostly,” said Edwards.
“And we have 15 to 20 inches of rain in most parts of southern Louisiana for about 24 hours.”
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Tropical storm Barry brings floods and rains, threatening cities like New Orleans and unsettled officials.
Barry is expected to dump 10 to 20 inches of rain on New Orleans until Sunday. A few isolated areas as much as 25 inches could see.
Edwards advised residents to “take every precaution to patients,” and listen to your local elected officials.
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The Governor also told MacCallum that he expected, Barry “a tough nut to crack,” noting that even after the cessation of the rain, river swell can cause problems for residents and officials.
“I’m afraid not a lot about the rain, how it falls, if it’s the Mississippi River, but all the other rivers that we have, in the whole of South Louisiana,” said Edwards.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this report.