"Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in Louisiana in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate Thursday. The governor said he intends to ask President Donald Trump to make a federal disaster declaration ahead of Nate's arrival.
The governor said southeast Louisiana should prepare for a "direct hit" from Nate, possibly as a strong tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane. Forecasts call for the storm to strengthen once it moves into the Gulf of Mexico."