Thousands without power as Barry nears closer

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CNN, (WILX) - As Tropical Storm Barry churns in the Gulf of Mexico closer to shore, more than 48,000 customers are without power across Louisiana.

The storm is expected to hit land Saturday morning as a category 1 hurricane.

Its slow movement is bringing a dangerous storm surge and possible tornadoes, as well as a longer period of heavy rainfall and flooding that will last through next week.

A hurricane warning is in effect along part of the Louisiana coast.

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