On July 13, 2019, Barry attained maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and became the first hurricane of the 2019 Hurricane Season. Hurricane Barry drenched the Gulf Coast before remnants of the storm moved north and caused additional tornado and flooding threats in already-saturated areas. The U.S. had its wettest 12 month on record in May and then went on to break this record again in June. In Louisiana, rainfall amounts were generally 5 to 8 inches, with higher amounts between 10 to 18 inches locally.
Teams of Red Cross disaster responders continue to diligently support the affected communities with recovery services, relief supplies and health and mental health support.