*UPDATE: The tropical storm warning for Louisiana has been discontinued. Tropical storm warnings are now in effect for the Mississippi-Alabama border eastward to the Suwannee River in Florida, and south of the Suwannee River to Englewood, Florida.
(NEW YORK) -- Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency for the state of Louisiana as Tropical Storm Debby approaches the coast.
Sunday morning, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning from the mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City. At 9 a.m., the storm was located approximately 170 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and was expected to strengthen and head northwest toward Louisiana.
The state of emergency is in effect for 30 days unless terminated sooner, Jindal said in a statement.
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