16:30 LRN Newscast August 24

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is expected to be a Category 3 storm when it slams into the Texas coastline early Saturday. Eric Blake with the N-H-C says the storm is quickly strengthening.
cut 6 (09) “…in Texas”
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency. Edwards says this is a serious storm that everyone should take seriously.
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Edwards says the biggest concern is in southwest Louisiana, where the most rainfall will happen and the greatest storm surge affects will occur, but the entire state could see high rainfall totals. He says the National Guard has over a half million sandbags available.
Twenty-five years ago today Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Florida and two days later left a path of destruction through southeast Louisiana. Former WAFB Meteorologist Mike Graham says we’ve seen bigger disasters since then from Katrina to last year’s devastating floods..:
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Louisiana customers who use WalMart to conduct money tranfers can use a new feature called Express Money Services. Company spokesperson Erin Hulliberger says instead of filling out paperwork at the store, you can enter the information into the WalMart app…
cut 15 (11) “…saved electronically”
She says customers will use a dedicated Express Lane at the store to complete the transaction.