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State of Emergency declared for Louisiana ahead of possible tropical weather next week

Gov Edwards declares state of emergency for Louisiana

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 7:22 PM

With two tropical systems expected to effect the Gulf Coast this upcoming week governor Jon bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana.

“Louisiana is in a unique situation in that it is in the cone of two storms, which could impact different areas of the state in the coming days. It is too soon to know exactly where, when or how these dual storms will affect Louisiana, but now is the time for our people to prepare for these storms,” Gov. Edwards said. “This evening I declared a state of emergency, which will allow the state to assist local governments as they begin their preparations.”

“It should not be lost on any Louisianan that in addition to twin tropical weather threats, we still have to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Edwards added. “It is critical that you include relevant supplies, including face masks and hand sanitizer, in your emergency kits. COVID-19 does not become less of a threat because of tropical weather.”

This will possibly be the first time in history that two hurricanes are located in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. For the latest forecast on these storms visit the weather section on KADN.com

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