Gov. Tate Reeves declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta

Gov. Tate Reeves declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta
Forecasters say there is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds, especially along the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, beginning Friday. (Source: NHC/NOAA)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Governor Tate Reeves has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of damage from Hurricane Delta.

Landfall is expected along the Louisiana coast on Friday afternoon as a Major Hurricane.

“I have declared a State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “Watch the weather reports and get prepared. We are tracking this closely and operators are getting ready for action. Prep for the worst. Pray for the best. God bless and stay safe.”

At this time, the heaviest rain and strongest wind is projected to be felt Friday afternoon through midday Saturday across Southwest Mississippi and further north along the Mississippi River.

You can find the State of Emergency declaration here.

There will be a press briefing regarding the upcoming storm at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency on Thursday.

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