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Tropical Storm Sally takes aim at Louisiana, still recovering weeks after Hurricane Laura

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

This satellite photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at 2050 GMT. Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send a life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA via AP)

Tropical Storm Sally is expected to hit the southeast coast of Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday morning, less than three weeks after Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage.

(CNN)Tropical Storm Sally is expected to hit the southeast coast of Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday morning, less than three weeks after Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a declared a state of emergency, and New Orleans officials have ordered residents to evacuate.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, who signed a preliminary state of emergency Sunday, warned the storm "is probably going to persist over most portions of the state for basically 48 hours. "

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Sunday that the city is preparing for Tropical Storm Sally by distributing sandbags, getting pumps fully operational and signing an emergency declaration.

A mandatory evacuation has also been ordered in St. Charles Parish, which is home to more than 52,000 residents and located on the banks of the Mississippi in Southeast Louisiana.

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