by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/12/19, 11:32 am
Wind and rain from Tropical Storm Barry began moving into Louisiana on Friday, as a hurricane warning was in effect along the state’s coastline. Forecasters predict the storm could make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane by early Saturday. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for Louisiana on Thursday night, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring more than a foot and a half of rain to parts of the state.