STORM WEATHER UPDATE…Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:00 AM:

Sandbags will be available as of 11:00 AM today at the Public Works Annex building (the old DOTD building) located along Berard Street across from the old MidSouth Bank building.

The latest National Weather Center update…as of 10:00 AM:

— Storm has shifted slightly to the west
— Heavy rains — 3 to 6 inches; some getting 10 inches
— Tides up to 3 feet higher than normal, which affects inland waterways
— Wednesday and Thursday affected
— Some rains beginning this evening
— Landfall expected at the Louisiana/Texas border
— Sustained winds up to 45 MPH; gusts up to 60 MPH
— Moderate flooding expected
— Tropical storm winds to begin Wednesday afternoon