Gov. John Bel Edwards is continuing to monitor potential severe weather threats as Tropical Depression Harvey makes its way toward landfall.
Harvey, which has been on track to possibly be upgraded to a tropical storm, is expected to make landfall between Friday night and Saturday morning along Texas's Gulf Coast. The storm could mean heavy rain and strong winds for parts of Louisiana.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness set up a crisis team on Wednesday, and Edwards was expected to be in regular contact with the National Weather Service through the day.
The governor is expected to hold a Unified Command Group meeting at GOHSEP's Baton Rouge headquarters on Thursday for more updates.
Edwards on Tuesday welcomed the new head of FEMA, Brock Long, to Louisiana, and storm readiness was among the topics they discussed.
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30 but is generally more active from mid-August to late October.
The governor's office has encouraged residents to go to getagameplan.org and to download the Get A Game Plan app for storm preparedness tips.
After Harvey reformed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning, it was expected to be upgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday before heading toward Texas, according to a 10 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
As Tropical Depression Harvey continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico, early estimates indi…