Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency on Saturday as the state prepares for tropical storm Sally.
said Edwards in a statement Saturday, which Sally is expected to intensify to a hurricane that could cause the earth to fall in Louisiana on Monday morning.
“Although we ultimately don’t know where Sally will land, much of southeastern Louisiana is in the storm cone, and the risk of a tropical storm or hurricane-force winds continues to increase,” Edwards said.
Today, I declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to intensify into a hurricane that could hit Louisiana as early as Monday morning. https://t.co/buDcsF1WmK #lagov #lawx
– John Bell Edwards (@LouisianaGov) September 12, 2020
Tropical Storm Sally forms off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced. Sally comes on her heels Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana like a Category 4 storm in late August, killing at least 28 people.
“It wasn’t until two weeks ago that Louisiana suffered a devastating blow when Hurricane Laura came ashore as the strongest hurricane to ever collapse in Louisiana history, leaving a trail of destruction on its way,” Edwards said. “This, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, could make us tired.”
Sally is one of the few storms that swirl in the Atlantic Ocean, according to NOAA. It’s a tropical storm is projected to intensify in a hurricane and move over or near Bermuda until Monday morning.