Streets in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, with “limited flood protection infrastructure” had begun flooding in the early hours of July 13 ahead of the landfall of Tropical Storm Barry.
A mandatory evacuation order for the town was reported two days earlier, on July 11.
Footage seen here shows a truck carrying sandbags said to have been delivered from New Orleans, as well as flooded street in Jean Lafitte.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm would bring “life-threatening storm surge inundation” along the Gulf Coast, long-duration heavy rainfall, flash flooding and river flooding. Credit: John Upton via Storyful