Washington, Sep 13 (WabNews) – The governor of the US state of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, declared a state of emergency in the face of storm Sally.
“Today (Saturday) I declared a state of emergency in the face of tropical storm Sally, which is expected to strengthen a hurricane that could hit Louisiana as early as Monday morning,” he tweeted.
Edwards recalled that two weeks ago Louisiana was hit by Hurricane Laura.
Previously, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that near the florida coast of the Gulf of Mexico tropical storm sally formed, with sustained winds of 64 kilometers per hour. Forecasts suggest that next week Sally may become a new hurricane.
On August 27, Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana, causing at least 27 people killed in that state.