Tropical Depression forms in Gulf of Mexico; Warnings for U.S. Coast | Weather
Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency as the depression lumbers toward his state, bringing the possibility of flash floods and stormy seas.
Gov. Bobby Jindal says the National Weather Service is not predicting a hurricane but says a tropical storm is likely and could dump 12 to 15 inches of rain onto coastal and inland areas over the next 48 hours.
Low-lying Lafourche Parish president Charlotte Randolph also declared a state of emergency. He says coastal parts of the parish might get up to 18 inches of rain through Monday.
Jindal says the emergency will last through Friday.