Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on Wednesdsay, July 10, 2019, for all of Louisiana in preparation for the impact of the low-pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico.

The system, which will have the name of Barry, will likely produce storm surge, hurricane-force winds and up to 15 inches of rain across the state.

Before the storm is the time to check emergency supplies and plan for families and pets.

The Gov. encourages residents to monitor local media for weather developments and to follow directions given by local officials.

The order will remain in effect from July 10, 2019 to August 8, 2019 unless it is ended sooner.

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