Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency following tornadoes

Gov. Edwards declares state of emergency following tornadoes

(WAFB) - Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for the entire state following several tornadoes that touched down in the southeast portion of the state.

The release reads:

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the state of Louisiana following the destruction of a severe storm system that moved through much of southeast Louisiana, including Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes.

The full state of emergency declaration can be read below:

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