Barry Late

Tropical Storm Barry's cruise through Louisiana continues on tonight. The once slow-paced storm has actually picked up a little steam throughout the day. 

It's now in Central Louisiana.

Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove said Saturday was a challenging day for locals, but added that the parish handled the quickly moving situations in stride, including a levee being overtopped in lower Dularge, which prompted a fast-response mandatory evacuation for that area.

"Tropical Storm Barry has caused a few problems for us," Dove said. "But our emergency response crews have responded quickly and effectively."

Dove wants Terrebonne residents to not rest easy tonight and to keep their eyes on news outlets for more information.

Dove confirmed that the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office's curfew has been lifted, but added that locals should still be cautious as Barry's effects will still remain with us through Sunday, per forecasts.

"We are not completely out of the woods yet because tropical storm force winds are not expected to abate until about 2 a.m. Sunday morning," Dove said.

The parish president said computer guidance issued to him shows that Terrebonne is in line to receive a good soaking tonight and tomorrow as all of the moisture that's trailed behind Barry's center finally comes ashore.

But Dove said the parish remains prepared to serve the public. If anything happens overnight, locals should call the parish's EOC at (985) 873-6357. 

The center is staffed around the clock. 

"Terrebonne Parish remains prepared to deal with any problems that arise during the night," Dove said. "We will continue to monitor the situation and inform the public of developments which impact the parish as well as provide critical information necessary to ensure public safety." 

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