While Hurricane Barry weakened to a Tropical Depression late Sunday afternoon, forecasters are closely monitoring the dangerous storm system as it continues to create numerous hazards across the central and eastern United States.
According to The Weather Channel, in addition to localized flooding, there have been several reports of downed trees and power lines across southern Louisiana and Mississippi. In the early hours of Saturday, Barry's strong storm surge force led to at least three levee breaches south of New Orleans, prompting mandatory evacuation orders. High winds and torrential downpours also caused a possible tornado outbreak near Baton Rouge.
As the worldwide leader in emergency response services, BELFOR’s National Catastrophe Response Team closely monitored this storm since it began developing in the Gulf of Mexico and in preparation, stationed two state-of-the-art Mobile Command Centers in the area. With dozens of offices in the southeastern U.S., and additional regional support readily available, BELFOR’s disaster restoration crews are on-site and responding to homes, businesses, and communities damaged by Hurricane Barry. From flood restoration and water damage cleanup to structural drying and general storm damage repairs, BELFOR has the experience, capabilities, technology and equipment to fully service these impacted areas.
We strongly encourage everyone affected, and those still in the storm’s path, to follow official authority recommendations and remain cautious. If you are in need of assistance, BELFOR’s Emergency Hotline is available 24/7 at (800) 800-BELFOR.