REPORT: Louisiana declares state of emergency

JULY 10, 2019

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana ahead of severe tropical weather expected to significantly impact the state, he announced Wednesday during a press conference.

“This is going to be a Louisiana event with coastal flooding and heavy rainfall potentially impacting every part of the state. No one should take this storm lightly,” Gov. Edwards said in a series of tweetsWednesday.

The article goes on to state the following:

“We expect multiple parishes to declare states of emergency, and we stand ready to assist our local partners with all available resources. My office is in constant communication with FEMA and we will continue to provide updates as necessary,” he continued.

High-water vehicles are being moved into place along the Mississippi River in southeast Louisiana by the National Guard. They are also setting up command posts along coastal Louisiana.

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