SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Update as of July 14: Barry has been downgraded back to a tropical depression after weakening as it makes its way inland.

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LIVE UPDATES: Tropical storm warnings lifted for Southeast Louisiana.

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As Barry moves onto the Louisiana coast, the storm has strengthened to a Category One hurricane, according to the National Weather Service.

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The National Hurricane Center said wind speeds were measured at a sustained 75 mph. Torrential rains and flooding continue to be a serious threat.

More than 60,000 Louisianans are without power.

The US Coast Guard successfully rescued 12 people trapped in the coastal Louisiana community of Terrebonne Parish. No injuries were reported. 

Minimal effects still expected for Southeast Texas this weekend.

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