Governor Edwards to hold press conference to address storm concerns

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Officials don’t know the severity of the storm that is projected to hit, but as it moves closer Governor John Bel Edwards will address those concerns.

Edwards will discuss potential developments of a tropical weather system later this week and the possible impacts in Louisiana.

He will hold a meeting with the Unified Command Group before meeting with the media.

GOHSEP communication director, Mike Steele, says there’s been a lot of communication with the Governor’s office and state agencies to see what could been needed in the coming days.

Calls are scheduled with some of the parishes and the crisis action team was activated earlier this week.

Officials aren’t sure of the how bad the storm could get, but they say all they can do is keep an eye on it.

“There’s still a lot of uncertainty right now. Until we get a better idea and track of the storm, it’s intensity, and some of the other factors, the main thing we can do now is just kind of monitor everything. We’re asking the public to do too,” says Steele.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

It will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and here on our website.

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