Flooding Highways, People on rooftops and heavy rain.
Barry, which was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricanes to a Tropical Storm, rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday.
A National Weather Service forecaster says New Orleans may escape with as much as 100 milimetres of rain.
But officials warned that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast and drop up to 500 millimeters through Sunday across other parts of Louisiana.
Oil and gas operators evacuated hundreds of platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 70% of Gulf oil production and 56% of gas production were turned off Saturday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
More than 120,000 customers in Louisiana and another nearly 6,000 customers in Mississippi and Alabama were without power Saturday.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), just above the 74 mph (120 km/h) threshold to be a hurricane.
Downpours also lashed coastal Alabama and Mississippi.
A big risk of major flooding in large parts of Louisiana and all across the Gulf Coast. Please be very careful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
Earlier this evening, President Trump called to discuss Tropical Storm #Barry. He asked me to tell the people of Louisiana hello and said he is pulling for us. I thanked President Trump for his support and for approving our request for assistance. #lagov #lalege #lawx pic.twitter.com/9galcV8WVG— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) July 14, 2019
🚨Breaking🚨: Barry is officially a Category 1 hurricane. https://t.co/hnS8JMFpxG— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) July 13, 2019