Cockroaches swim to escape rising waters caused by Hurricane Barry

Cockroaches swim to escape rising waters caused by Hurricane Barry

FILE PHOTO: An intrusion of cockroaches swam to higher ground Saturday morning as floodwaters from Hurricane Barry approached land, video shows. (Photo: Beeki/Pixabay)

MANCHAC, La. — An intrusion of cockroaches swam to higher ground Saturday morning as floodwaters from Hurricane Barry approached land, video shows.

WWLT posted video of the swimming cockroaches as the storm made its way to the coast.

Cockroaches swim to escape Hurricane Barry floodwaters

Nightmare fuel, straight out of Manchac! Roaches are swimming and climbing to higher ground as rain from Hurricane Barry begins falling. Read our latest coverage of the first hurricane of the season here: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/live-updates-hurricane-barry-makes-landfall-moving-slowly/289-bfa61257-0907-4596-815b-72baad8fafaa

Posted by WWLTV on Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm and made landfall Saturday afternoon.

Although Barry has weakened, officials still are warning about storm surge, heavy rains and powerful winds.