UPDATE on Tropical System in Gulf Expected to Become Hurricane Barry By Tomorrow, July 11, 2019, According to The National Weather Service.
According to the National Weather Service Conference call at Noon Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane later this evening or tomorrow. There is still a lot of uncertainty so the next 24- 48 hrs will be important. Those of us who have lived here all our lives know that storm forecasts can change day to day, so it is important to stay alert and pay attention to forecasts. The City's Emergency management team will keep our Facebook pages and this website News updated with current news/ changing conditions as we know them.
Prepare now for the possibility of heavy rainfall. The tropics are heating up, so these preparations will serve well through the hurricane season even if we are spared by this one.
Residents can prepare by securing loose items around your homes and keeping storm drains clear. It is also a good idea to avoid parking on the street as they are designed to hold storm water during extreme events.
For more information on Hurricane Preparedness and pulling together your Emergency Supply kit, visit www.Ready.gov/hurricanes.