The state of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency.
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the proclamation this afternoon as the Gulf Coast braces for another storm.
“This is going to be a Louisiana event with coastal flooding and heavy rainfall potentially impacting every part of the state. No one should take this storm lightly. As we know all too well in Louisiana, low intensity does not necessarily mean low impact,” Edwards said.
He also tweeted the system will "likely produce storm surge, hurricane-force winds & up to 15 inches of rain across the state."
Edwards said in a press release that Louisiana residents should start to prepare for the storm and that his office would be in contact with FEMA.
"Now is the time to check your emergency supplies and get a gameplan for your family and pets. I urge the public to continue monitoring local media for weather developments and follow the directions of local officials," he said.
The order shall remain in effect from July 10, 2019, to August 8, 2019, unless terminated sooner.