PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Barry hits Gulf Coast

High winds blow across the Atchafalaya river in Morgan City, Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, July 13,2019. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images)

Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, sprawling Hurricane Barry crawled slowly toward shore before weakening to a tropical storm. It knocked out power on the Gulf Coast and dumped heavy rains that could last for days in a test of flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago.

The Coast Guard rescued more than a dozen people from the flooded remote island of Isle de Jean Charles, south of New Orleans, where water had risen so high that some residents were clinging to rooftops. (AP)

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Traffic lights are seen without power in Morgan City, Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, July 13,2019. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images)
Aimee Cutter, the owner of Beach House restaurant, walks through water surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, La., ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Cilton Bordelon picks up a plant washed into shore as he wades through storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, La., as Hurricane Barry approaches on July 13, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Wesley Vinson wades through storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, La., as Hurricane Barry approaches Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Barry Williams talks to a friend on his smartphone as he wades through storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville, La., as Hurricane Barry approaches July 13, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
A sign posted on a restaurant's entrance is photographed as Tropical Storm Barry approaches land in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. (Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)
Terrian Jones reacts as she feels something moving in the water at her feet as she carries Drew and Chance Furlough to their mother on Belfast Street in New Orleans during flooding from a storm in the Gulf Mexico that dumped lots of rain, July 10, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Vehicles make their way on I-10 as bands of rain from Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico move into New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk past Brennan's restaurant in the French Quarter with sandbags on the front door as bands of rain from Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico move into New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
People walk past Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter before landfall of Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Matt Harrington boards up a Vans shoe store near the French Quarter in New Orleans as tropical storm Barry approaches on July 11, 2019. (Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images)
Tropical Storm Barry is shown in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the coast of Louisiana, U.S. in this July 11, 2019 NASA satellite handout photo. (Photo: NASA/Handout via Reuters)
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., July 11, 2019. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Rain obscures the bridge across the Mississippi River into New Orleans on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Photo: Janet McConnaughey/AP)
David Fox makes a call from his business on Poydras Street in New Orleans after flooding in New Orleans, July 10, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Frank Conforto Jr. walks in the parking lot of the University Medical Center (UMC) with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the background on Glavez Street in New Orleans after flooding from a storm, July 10, 2019. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
Flooding comes up the wheels of a parked car on Belfast Street near Eagle Street in New Orleans July 10, 2019 after flooding from a 100-year storm from a tropical wave system in the Gulf Mexico dumped lots of rain. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
This photo shows the damaged home of Eric and Indra Ehlenberger in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following a storm that swamped the city and paralyzed traffic. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
This photo shows the damaged home of Eric and Indra Ehlenberger in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following a storm that swamped the city and paralyzed traffic. (Photo: Matthew Hinton/AP)
A flooded area is seen in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Brent Pearson/Reuters)
A flooded area is seen in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Brent Pearson/Reuters)
Cordon tape is seen near a flooded street in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Brent Pearson/Reuters)
Flood water is seen inside Ace Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Brent Pearson/Reuters)
A flooded area is seen in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: David Mora/Reuters)
A flooded area is seen in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: David Mora/Reuters)
Vehicles sit in high waters after heavy rain in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Ellen Gerstein/Reuters)
Water from a flooded street collects at an entry way in the Garden District in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019. (Photo: John Bolles Jr./Reuters)
A woman stands photographing the scene in a flooded street in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10, 2019. (Photo: Ryan Pasternak/Reuters)

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