Locals begin to prepare for Hurricane Delta with sandbags

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Despite experiencing back to back severe weather threats for the past few months, locals in Baton Rouge continue to prepare for another hurricane.

While loading his truck with sandbags, East Baton Rouge resident, Bob Gay, says preparing for a storm comes naturally living in Louisiana.

“This is what you get when living in the Gulf, we prepare every time,” Gay said.

Hurricane Delta is expected to make an impact in Baton Rouge on Friday, October 7. This will be the third Hurricane the city prepares for since August.

Despite preparing just about three weeks ago for Hurricane Sally, Gay says he learned to always be prepared when he lived through Hurricane Betsy in 1965.

“There’s been enough [hurricanes]. We have seen enough water where it comes out of creeks,” he said.

On October 7, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a State of Emergency ahead of the storm.

“Prepare for the worst, pray for the best,” Edwards said during a press conference. “We encourage everyone to be weather aware.”

A full list of sandbag pickup locations can be found here.

The latest on Hurricane Delta will be available here.

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