(WYMT/WKYT) - A woman who grew up in the Pikeville area is riding out Barry in New Orleans.
Jennifer Collins moved to New Orleans 20 years ago.
Collins tells our sister station WKYT that as of Saturday evening, she was not experiencing many problems due to the storm.
"Oh, I've dealt with worse before. I went through Katrina," she said. "I think everybody was kind of worried about it blowing up right before it hit land just like Katrina did because the water is so warm. It's been very hot down here."
She is worried about flooding because her home is next to the Mississippi River.
Collins stayed at a hotel on higher ground on Friday and Saturday night.