With tropical storm barry making its way to the boot...govornor john bel edwards stopped by the the emergency operations system to make sure morgan city and its surrounding areas are prepared....news 15 leigha mcneil has the story.
Standup: folks down here in morgan city are gearing up for now tropical storm barry gov.
John bell edwards did make his way down here he says well he's not sure where the storm will land he said flooding is inevitablesot: "this is a very significant severe weather event the threat of now tropical storm barry isn't something gov jbe takes lightly... sot:"the national weather service they are using terms like life threatening floodssot: "the most thing that we can hope and pray for is that it doesn't strengthen cindy cutrera has lived in morgan city her entire life..though shes confident in their levee system she's never seen a situation quite like this sot: "this is the first time that we are experiencing high water with a tropical storm coming in."
Sot:"hopefully the rain does not come all at once but if it does, police chief james blair..is prepared to have all of his officers on stand by sot: "we will have the officers out to make sure and ensure that the public is safe though we haven't had much time to prepare, gov.
Jbe is confident louisiana will prevail sot: "we've got a lots of work to do over the next few days and i am optimistic not because i trust mother nature but because i have seen louisiana in action standup: gov.
John bel edwards stressed multiple times in his speech that this is a very serious he thinks he advises everyone to stay off the roads and get all their supplies now while they still can police chief blairre also stated that they will be releasing some shelters in the morgan city area for those locations you can visit our [email protected] or the morgan city police department's facebook page live in morgan city leigha mcneil news15 the governor also added that teams across southern louisiana are in the process of gathering coach and school buses that will be on stand by to transport people to assist with rescues if needed.
As soon as those loctions are announced we will have the details on