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Governor Edwards Advising Resident to Shelter in Place Due to Chemical Fire

A large cloud of smoke was reported near a chemical facility in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area just hours after Hurricane Laura made landfall in the state.

Posted: Aug 27, 2020 11:07 AM
Updated: Aug 27, 2020 12:13 PM

CALCASIEU PARISH, La. -- A large cloud of smoke was reported near a chemical facility in the Westlake/Moss Bluff/Sulphur area just hours after Hurricane Laura made landfall in the state. 

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is now advising residents to shelter in place until further notice.

In a Facebook post, Gov. Edwards advised residents to their close doors and windows, turn off their conditioning and follow the directions of local officials.

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