REPORT: Louisiana goes into state of emergency over incoming storm [VIDEOS, PHOTOS]

JULY 11, 2019

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by NPR.ORG:

Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, and it could become a hurricane by late Friday, the National Hurricane Center says. Forecasters say the storm could bring a storm surge and heavy rains to Louisiana.

Barry is now predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall Saturday, with maximum winds of 75 mph.

The article goes on to state the following:

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for his entire state, warning: “No one should take this storm lightly. As we know all too well in Louisiana, low intensity does not necessarily mean low impact.”

Edwards says his office “is in constant communication” with the Federal Emergency Management Agency about the threat posed by the storm.

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