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People canoe down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

After a brief spell as a hurricane, Barry continued to churn a swath of flooding and torrential rain from Louisiana and Mississippi to eastern Arkansas.

Details: The National Weather Service issued flash-flooding warnings on Saturday for the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, as the storm brings with it torrential rain and potentially "life-threatening flooding" — which the National Hurricane Center forecast could continue into the middle of the coming week. On Sunday, Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression.

A flooded street in Mandeville, Louisiana. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images
Residents repair damage to their fish camp in Wilkerson Bayou, Louisiana. Photo:Scott Olson/Getty Images
Water recedes from around a fish camp following storm Barry. Photo:Scott Olson/Getty Images
Lakeshore Drive which is covered by water from Lake Pontchartrain after the area flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
A man jumps a wave as it breaks against a floodwall in a park along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, Louisiana. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
A port floods as Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Intracoastal City, Louisiana. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images
A parking lot is flooded as Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Berwick, Louisiana. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP/Getty Images
A business in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, closes as the city braces for Barry. Many businesses in the city have closed and tourists have left. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
People gather in Morgan City, Louisana, Saturday in case help is needed amid the threat of flooding in the area. Photo: Getty Images/Seth Herald
A truck blocks the path to a bridge in Morgan City, Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry Saturday. Photo: Getty Images/Seth Herald
A water measurement gauge in the Atchafalaya river in Morgan City, Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry Saturday, July 13. Photo: Getty Images/Seth Herald

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the storm and additional photos.

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