NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Debby threatens to flood low-lying coastal areas.
Gov. Bobby Jindal issued the declaration on Sunday.
Declaring a state of emergency is a primarily bureaucratic move that makes it easier for state officials to send needed supplies and workers to disaster-stricken areas.
Debby was moving very slowly out over the Gulf of Mexico, and it already had dumped heavy rain on parts of Florida.
It was not completely clear when or where Debby would make landfall, though current models showed it reaching hurricane strength by the time it hit the Louisiana coastline.
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