Tracking Gordon: State of emergency declared for Louisiana
BATON ROUGE - Tropical Storm Gordon is heading toward the Gulf Coasts and as a precaution, Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana.
Today, 200 National Guard troops will be deployed across southeast Louisiana, along with 63 highwater vehicles, 39 boats, and four helicopters. Edwards, along with other leaders, are urging residents not to panic, but prepare for Gordon.
Numerous sandbag locations have been set up across East Baton Rouge Parish. At each location, residents are asked to bring their own shovels.
EBR sandbag locations:
-BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Meyer Road
-BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
-BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 South Flannery Road
-BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
-BREC Hartley/Vey Park- 1702 Gardere Lane
-BREC Airline Highway Park 17200 Airline Highway
-Memorial Sports Complex-1702 Foss Street
-St. George Fire Department Headquarters – 14100 Airline Highway
Edwards will be holding another press conference Tuesday at noon to update residents on the storm.
For a full list of area school closures, click here.