Please remember that if your windshield wipers are on while driving, your headlights should be too. It's the law. While we're encouraging people to stay home these next few days, please be careful should you have to venture out onto the roadways.
For those who need a reminder, here's a chart showing the wind speed designations for tropical storms and the five categories of hurricanes.
Forecasts as of this afternoon state that we in St. Charles Parish won't see tropical storm-force winds finally die down until sometime Monday afternoon. So we're looking at a drawn-out rain AND wind event.
For those interested, here's a list of some local tide gauges.