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Governor declares state of emergency for Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency due to the flooding and severe weather that may result from Tropical Storm Cindy, according to a news release.

“All arms of the state’s emergency preparedness and response apparatus are taking Tropical Storm Cindy seriously, and we are calling on all Louisianans throughout the state to do so as well,” said Gov. Edwards. “State and local officials are working around the clock to monitor and respond to dangerous situations as they develop. In the meantime, please do all you can to prepare for the worst while praying for the best.”

For more information, visit getagameplan.org, emergency.la.gov and 511la.org.


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