Gov. John Bel Edwards discusses upcoming storm event. (JC Canicosa/Louisiana Illuminator)
Residents along the Louisiana coast “need to be paying attention” to a storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news conference Thursday. Storm trackers can’t predict where the storm will land or if it will cause damage.
“We can’t tell yet how bad or exactly where (the storm will hit), but we will know a lot more in the next day or so,” Edwards said.
Rain is expected to be a bigger threat than wind with parts of the area receiving 1-8 inches of rain, Edwards said. He said “it could be higher in localized areas.”
The storm is projected to make landfall over the weekend.
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