Earlier today, prediction models from the National Hurricane Center showed the current storm in the Gulf of Mexico turning into a hurricane by Saturday, and then making landfall in Louisiana. The first bands of rain from the storm system reached New Orleans, and left parts of the city underwater, with more rain expected.

Now, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a State of Emergency in preparation for the storm.

The Governor, and other officials, are urging Louisiana residents to check their emergency supplies now, and prepare for the worst. In a series of Tweets from the Governor, he says "No one should take this storm lightly" and "I urge the public to continue monitoring local media for weather developments and follow the directions of local officials".

It the models from the National Hurricane Center are correct, the Ark-La-Tex will begin to feel the impact of the storm between Sunday and Monday.