BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta.
The major storm reached Category 4 strength Tuesday morning.
The storm is on track to hit the state later this week. The governor called Delta an “incredibly dangerous storm” that threatens to bring heavy wind, rain and flooding to coastal Louisiana.
Edwards urged south Louisiana residents to closely monitor the weather, heed the advice of their local officials, stock needed supplies and make preparations for Delta’s impacts, which could begin as early as Thursday.
Tuesday’s full press briefing can be viewed below: