Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana

Aug 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall another time, this time on the Louisiana coast, near Cameron Parish. The state is bracing for up to 10 inches of rain and strong winds.

The National Weather Service is warning of torrential rain and potential tornados.

Curfews have been in effect and hundreds were rescued there over the past few days. State offices in 28 parishes and most Baton Rouge area schools are closed.

Schools are still set to reopen in New Orleans. City officials are saying it looks like the threat has largely passed – but are still handing out sandbags and watching the forecast closely. The entire New Orleans metro area is under a flash flood watch through Thursday.  

Governor John Bel Edwards is telling people to brace for the worst, while at the same time, offering to shelter storm victims from Texas.