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Governor Edwards declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Sally's arrival

Governor Edwards declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

Posted: Sep 12, 2020 6:10 PM

A state of emergency has been declared by Governor Jon Bel Edwards ahead of possible impacts by now Tropical Storm Sally next week. As of Saturday evening, the storm is expected to bring hurricane-force winds, 6-9 foot storm surge, and rainfall in excess of 10 inches to portions of Southeast Louisiana. Hurricane and Tropical Storm watches have already been posted in those regions by the National Hurricane Center.

In the emergency declaration Gov. Edwards said the following:

"...This storm has the potential to be very serious,”  “Barely two weeks ago, Louisiana suffered a devastating blow when Hurricane Laura came ashore as the strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in Louisiana history, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. This, when combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, can make us all weary. I implore Louisianans to take their preparations seriously."

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