Governor Edwards gives update on Hurricane Sally preparations

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Governor Edwards provided the latest updates as Louisiana/Mississippi braces for hurricane Sally during a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday.

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NEW: Even though Sally’s track appears to be moving Eastward Governor Edwards says it is still important for the people of Louisiana to monitor forecasts and get prepared.

“The challenge here is that it remains a very slow moving storm, the center is irregular, I think that causes some problems with respect to accurately forecasting it,” Edwards said.

There are still concerns for flooding in Southeast Louisiana.

“What we know of a slow moving storm is that if one of those bands of rain settle over part of Louisiana we know flooding is going to be a big concern,” Edwards said.

Edwards said just moments before the news conference he received word that President Trump had officially signed the Emergency Disaster Declaration he had requested for 30 Louisiana parishes.

FEMA will be providing additional assistance to any Sally recovery needs on top of resources already stationed in Louisiana for Hurricane Laura recovery efforts.

Edwards said his team is focusing on how to lend a helping hand to our neighbors in Mississippi.

“All of the agency heads of the state of Louisiana have been communicating with their counterparts in Mississippi to make sure that can happen seamlessly,” Edwards said.

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