The Louisiana government declared John Bell Edwards (D) a state of emergency on Saturday as the state prepares for a tropical cyclone.
Said Edwards In a statement Sally is expected to strengthen as a hurricane makes landfall in Louisiana on Saturday morning.
“We do not know where Sally’s landfall will end up, most of southeastern Louisiana is on the verge of a hurricane and the risk of tropical storm force or hurricane force winds is increasing,” Edwards said.
Today, I declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to strengthen the hurricane that will affect Louisiana early Monday morning. https://t.co/buDcsF1WmK #lagov #Locks
– John Bell Edwards (ou Lucianagov) September 12, 2020
Tropical storm Sally formed off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Sally comes in heels Hurricane Laura, which struck Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane in late August, killed at least 28 people.
“Two weeks ago, Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana as the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana history, leaving a trail of devastation in its path,” Edwards said. “This, when combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, makes us all tired.”
Sally is one of many hurricanes circulating in the Atlantic Ocean, According to NOAA. Tropical Storm Palette Expected to strengthen Enter the hurricane and move over or near Bermuda by Monday morning.