In A Flash

South Louisianians should expect a storm event this weekend, John Bel Edwards said

By: - June 17, 2021 5:01 pm

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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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is an award-winning journalist at The Louisiana Illuminator. Canicosa has previous experience at Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.