Dramatic video showed an airlift rescue of a man his canine best friend by the US Coast Guard near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry making landfall as a hurricane on Saturday.
At least a dozen people had to be rescued after becoming stranded on Isle de Jean Charles, a remote island within Terrebonne Parish.
On Sunday, Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River.
Barry made landfall as a category 1 hurricane then quickly weakened to a tropical storm.
Although it decreased in intensity over the weekend, Accuweather has warned that following rains and flooding are still a major risk in lower Mississippi as the system travels toward the Northeast.
'Our greatest concern is for torrential rain that would result in life-threatening flooding,' AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.