Here’s a look at today’s forecast. Lafayette Daily Advertiser Louisiana is preparing for a potential hurricane that could bring heavy rains, flooding, storm surge and tornadic activity through the weekend. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency for Louisiana Wednesday ahead of the storm that is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. He said no one should take the storm lightly and he expects multiple parishes to declare states of emergency. The order will remain in effect until Aug. 8, unless it’s terminated sooner. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell also declared a state of emergency for the city after it saw 8 inches fall in a day. “Because of intense thunderstorms, and the further potential for tropical or hurricane force winds and further thunderstorms, New Orleans may experience more widespread localized severe flooding and gale force winds that could result in the endangerment and threat of life, injury and possible property damage,” she said in a statement. “I am declaring a state of emergency in the City of New Orleans, warranting the […]