Governor John Bel Edwards addressed impact of Tropical Storm Barry

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Governor John Bel Edwards visited Chalmette, New Orleans, and Morgan City to give updates about the storm and observe relief preparations.

During his visits, the Governor informed the people at each location about the possible effects of the storm will have after it develops into a hurricane.

“This was never going to be a wind event. It’s going to be a rain event,” Edwards said.

“This is a very dangerous storm.”

The Governor also said that these types of weather systems are dangerous to navigate, especially if you’re driving a truck or car.

“We have the most fatalities with these types of rain events,” Edwards said.

Before Edwards wrapped up his press conference in Morgan City, he told the people there that he was certain Louisiana would pull through.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do over the next few days. I’m optimistic not because I trust Mother Nature, but because I’ve seen Louisiana in action.”

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