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article imageState of Emergency Declared in Louisiana

By KJ Mullins     Nov 8, 2009 in Environment
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as his state preps for Hurricane Ida. The hurricane is not expected to hit the state.
On Sunday Jindal made the announcement as the state waits for the arrival of Hurricane Ida, now a Category 2 storm.
There is a hurricane watch from Louisiana to Florida's Panhandle.
When a state of emergency is declared state resources are freed up and put on high alert. At this time levees on the floodgate are being closed in an attempt to avoid serious flooding.
Weather Services are saying that rain could be begin as early as Sunday evening.
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