Gov. Edwards encourages residents to stay prepared as TS Gordon approaches

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UPDATE: 

Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking residents to remain vigilant even after the latest weather models show that most of Louisiana will be spared from Tropical Storm Gordon.

Gov. Edwards said some parishes can still expect to see some nasty weather and any shift in the storm’s path could greatly impact the state.

Some areas could see winds of up to 70 mph and up to 4 feet of storm surge.

Edwards has activated an additional 150 National Guardsmen.  There are also helicopters on standby for rescues in south Louisiana. 

The governor is also working with officials in Northeast Louisiana as the storm is expected to impact that area as well. 

For information on how to prepare for a storm visit

The governor is also working with officials in Northeast Louisiana as the storm is expected to impact that area as well. 

For information on how to prepare for a storm visit www.getagameplan.org and for road closures visit www.511la.org.
 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a briefing at noon to give an update on Tropical Storm Gordon.

On Monday Edwards declared a state of emergency.

Gov. Edwards says 200 Louisiana National Guard soldiers are being deployed to south Louisiana.

Edwards says Gordon remains a real threat to Louisiana, even though indications point to the storm making landfall in Mississippi.

Edwards says he’s already spoken to FEMA and the agency stands ready to assist the state if need be.

Click here to watch the briefing. 

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