Watch Live: Barry Gets to Hurricane Strength, Levees Have Been Compromised
A levee has been BREACHED near New Orleans and water is POURING through as of 10:00 AM eastern US time, near New Orleans, LA, and Hurricane Barry has not yet even fully arrived!
The storm reached Hurricane strength this morning and is now a Category 1 Hurricane with maximum SUSTAINED winds of 74 MPH, and gusts to 87 MPH.
Also, at this hour, 63,000 customers are without electric power in Louisiana from the initial bands of the storm — but the heart of the storm has not yet reached land.
Per the National Hurricane Center “Data from Air Force recon indicates that Barry has become the 1st hurricane of 2019 as it begins to make landfall in central Louisiana this AM.”