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Louisiana Governor Declares “State of Emergency” – Tropical Storm Approaches

Governor of Lousiana John Bel Edwards is telling residents to prepare for the worst. Louisiana is officially under a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches the gulf coast.

This is horrible!

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy’s landfall.[…]

The storm is moving closer to the Gulf Coast, where it threatens to bring a storm surge of up to 3 feet.
Wednesday morning, the storm was centered about 165 miles south-southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana, and is moving northwest near 8 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday or Wednesday night and move inland Thursday.

As the Governor said in the official statement:

“All arms of the state’s emergency preparedness and response apparatus are taking Tropical Storm Cindy seriously, and we are calling on all Louisianans throughout the state to do so as well,” said Gov. Edwards. “State and local officials are working around the clock to monitor and respond to dangerous situations as they develop. In the meantime, please do all you can to prepare for the worst while praying for the best.”

Gov. Edwards is receiving the latest updates on Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the National Weather Service (NWS). GOHSEP is currently in 24 hour operations and is coordinating with state agencies, parish officials and first responders who are putting resources in place for citizens who may need assistance.

Things are getting even worse, and we will update as more details become available. Let us pray for the residents of Louisiana during this difficult time.