LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Barry makes landfall near Morgan City

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This is a continuation of WWL-TV’s live blog with the latest updates on Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico, the first major named storm of the 2019 hurricane season that’s bearing down on the Louisiana coast. 

For updates from the city of New Orleans on the storm, text Barry to 888-777

Saturday, July 13:

– 10:16 a.m. – 

– 10:08 a.m. – As cows were being herded into a trailer behind him, Lt. Gov. William Nungesser told WWL-TV that the back levee in Myrtle Grove had been overflown in about 20 places, bringing floodwater into the evacuated area. 

Learn how the levee’s overtopping impacts the area by clicking here.

In Plaquemines Parish, herders in swamp boats are rescuing cows ahead of the heavy rains from Hurricane Barry. 

Ed. Note: Story contines below the video

– 9:55 a.m. – Tropical Storm Barry has been upgraded to Hurricane Barry as it hits the Louisiana

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