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News ID: 28359
Publish Date: 9:57 - 04 September 2018
TEHRAN, September 04 - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Louisiana governor declares state of emergencyTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Edwards announced at a news conference Monday evening that 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana, where heavy rains and strong winds are anticipated Tuesday.

The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is currently just outside the area under the hurricane warning. Still, southeastern Louisiana is under a tropical storm warning and Edwards says residents need to be prepared for the storm to shift west.

Edwards says much of southeastern Louisiana could see 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) of rain and storm surges of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters).

Source: AP

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