Nearly all businesses in Morgan City were shuttered as coastal Louisiana braced for the arrival of Tropical Storm Barry.
One exception was Meche's Donuts Shop, where owner Todd Hoffpauir did a brisk business Saturday despite the pounding winds and pulsating rain.
Hoffpauir said he didn't plan to open at all. He arrived at his shop in the early morning to prepare dough for kolaches when police from the nearly department showed up to ask for coffee.
Hoffpauir said he didn't expect to have any customers because the weather was so bad. Instead, his store was packed.
Over the next five hours, Hoffpauir made 23 pots of coffee and countless numbers of doughnuts.
He said, "I must have done a thousand dollars' worth of business today."
The storm threatening the Louisiana coast weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it made landfall.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says none of the main levees on the Mississippi River in the state has failed or been breached so far because of Tropical Storm Barry.
But he warned at a news conference on today that the storm is just beginning and the state faces significant threats in the days ahead.
Authorities have previously said water was flowing over the tops of a few levees in areas south of New Orleans. But those are not the main levees protecting the Mississippi River.