- A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite took a picture of tropical storm Barry as it was swirling over the Gulf of Mexico Friday morning.
- The storm, which has now strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in southern Louisiana on Saturday.
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A dramatic satellite image shows Barry enveloping most of the Gulf of Mexico as it made its way to Louisiana Friday morning.
Since the photo was taken around 10 AM Friday, the storm has since strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to make landfall in southern Louisiana on Saturday.
The image was captured by a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration satellite.
Though the hurricane is set to make landfall Saturday and is battering the region with high winds and heavy rains.
While the Army Corps of Engineers said that levees should protect New Orleans from flood waters, there were images already of some levees being inundated with water south of the city.
The storm was expected to cause the Mississippi River to crest at 17 feet, but the levees around New Orleans are designed to keep flood waters of 20-25 feet at bay.
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