Gov. John Bel Edwards held a press conference at 2 p.m. on on Tuesday, September 15, regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and impending landfall of Hurricane Sally.
While Hurricane Sally will have less of an impact on Louisiana after shifting east, there is rising concern for flooding in southeast Louisiana.
“The primary concern that we have now is flooding in low-lying areas,” Gov. Edwards said. “All-in-all, we will take the storm as she is rather than the one that was forecasted a couple of days ago.”
Edwards expressed concerns for other southern states saying, “She is a very slow-moving storm.”
Switching focus to Hurricane Laura, Edwards recognized the displacement of Louisiana residents. “We’re trying to find housing solutions,” he said. Edwards urged Louisiana residents needing shelter in Texas to call 1-888-991-5229.
Gov. Edwards recommends using the National Weather Forecast saying, “The decisions we make depend on the forecast.”