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Gov. Edwards requests Federal Disaster Emergency Declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

2 weeks 9 hours 5 minutes ago Sunday, September 13 2020 Sep 13, 2020 September 13, 2020 10:35 PM September 13, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting a Federal Declaration of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Sally.

The storm is projected to make landfall in Louisiana, potentially as a Category 2 hurricane on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning.

Governor Edwards said on Sunday: 

“Today, I spoke with President Trump about Sally and the potential impacts on Louisiana, which only weeks ago saw Category 4-strength Hurricane Laura make landfall on the other side of the state,” Gov. Edwards said. “We are anticipating storm surge, strong winds and heavy rain in Southeast Louisiana from Sally, which is forecast to strengthen as it slowly makes its way to Louisiana. I encourage all Louisianans in the storm’s path to heed the advice of their local officials as the window to prepare for this serious storm is quickly closing. We have been coordinating with our federal counterparts for many months now as we navigate the pandemic and hurricane season, and I am in touch with local leaders all across Southeast Louisiana.”

Click here to read the letter.

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