Trump warns of 'major flooding' in Louisiana, Gulf Coast

Trump warns of 'major flooding' in Louisiana, Gulf Coast
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China MORE early Sunday warned of "a big risk of major flooding" along the Gulf Coast from Tropical Storm Barry.

"A big risk of major flooding in large parts of Louisiana and all across the Gulf Coast," Trump tweeted. "Please be very careful!"


The storm has maximum wind speeds of 50 miles per hour and is moving to the north-northwest at about eight miles per hour after making landfall in central Louisiana, according to

All of southeastern Louisiana is subject to a flash flood warning until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Rainfall amounts in the Lafayette area may reach up to 10 inches, while four to six inches of rain is possible in Baton Rouge and two to four inches of rain is possible in the New Orleans area.

"Short term models do depict additional tropical bands setting up overnight over various portions of the forecast area. It is still tough to nail down exactly where these bands will set up,” the National Weather Service office in Slidell said Saturday night, according to the publication.

"One thing to note is a lot of times in tropical systems there seems to be a nocturnal intensification with convection, and that would also point to heavy rain being a real threat tonight and into Sunday," the office added.

According to PowerOutage.US, more than 120,000 Louisianans had lost power as of Saturday as well as 6,000 people in Alabama and Mississippi.