Barry was a minimal cyclone that impacted the Lesser Antilles on June 30. The second named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Barry formed from a tropical wave that moved off the west coast of Africa on June 26. Barry killed 2 people and caused $3 million dollars in damage.
Meteorological History Edit
On June 27, the NOAA began monitoring an area of possible development. On June 28, a tropical wave was declared tropical depression two. It rapidly intensified on June 29 into Tropical Storm Barry. Shortly afterward, it impacted the Lesser Antilles, where only minimal damage was reported.
Preparations, impact, and aftermath Edit
About a day before Barry impacted the Lesser Antilles, tropical storm warnings were put out for St. Lucia, Martinique, and Antigua and Barbuda. Several planes were grounded due to Barry. Two men were killed when the roof of their home collapsed on them. After the storm passed, only about three-quarters of St. Lucia's population remained. This is because many people who flew to America ahead of the storm, never returned.
Despite these incidents, the name Barry was not retired and was used again in 2019.