Governor Edwards Preemptively Declares State of Emergency as the State Prepares to be Hit by Tropical Storm Nicholas

All of Southern Louisiana — but especially Southwest Louisiana — should keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Nicholas, which could bring heavy rains & flash flooding to state the next few days. Follow directives of local officials, monitor local news & stay prepared. 

From the Governors Official Facebook Page:

I have declared a state of emergency for Louisiana in advance of Tropical Storm #Nicholas, which has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is forecasted by the National Weather Service to bring heavy rains and flash flooding to the state in the coming days .
The most severe threat to Louisiana is in the Southwest portion of the state, where recovery from Hurricane #Laura and the May flooding is ongoing. In this area heavy rain and flash flooding are possible.
However, it is also likely that all of South Louisiana will see heavy rain this week, including areas recently affected by Hurricane #Ida. This tropical storm has the potential to disrupt some power restoration and recovery work currently underway.
I encourage anyone who has had recent damage from Ida, Laura or other disasters to take necessary measures to protect their home or business from additional harm. All Louisianans should to pay close attention to this tropical system in the coming days.

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