The cyclone left half a million people in Florida and Alabama without power this week, contributing to a historically active hurricane season.
The NWS warns that historic flooding is possible and extreme life-threatening flash flooding is likely through Wednesday.
The storm is expected to bring "life-threatening" floods along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Sally is expected to make landfall overnight into Tuesday morning.
Sally is the earliest 18th-named tropical storm to form in a single Atlantic hurricane season.
Farmers in the state have lost hundreds of cattle due to the massive insect swarms, which arrived after Hurricane Laura brought heavy rainfall to the area.
Louisiana is home to more alligators than any other state in the country.
"President Trump has repeatedly sided with law and order," the organization said in their endorsement for Trump's election this November. This is the first time the LSA has backed a presidential candidate.
Power outages could continue a few more weeks for residents of the state's hardest hit area, and so many people either have no water access or boil water notices. Chlorine in natural waterways also poses a health risk to both humans and wildlife.
Three people in Texas and a family of five in Louisiana were reported dead Friday from carbon monoxide poisoning. In both instances, the people used portable generators to provide them electricity during power outages caused by the hurricane.
The Category 4 storm left six six fatalities, extensive destruction and thousands without power after striking Louisiana and parts of Texas.
In response to the damage, the mayor of Lake Charles said: "I see things that are fixable, things that can be rebuilt, even better. We've done this before and we'll do it again. We'll do it because it's in our DNA as Lake Charles."
Louisiana saw the highest concentration of personal and commercial service losses, with data indicating more than 600,000 locations did not have access to electricity on Thursday afternoon.
The South's Defenders statue, in Louisiana's Calcasieu Parish, was dismantled overnight as the storm made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
"Oh," meteorologist Justin Horne said to the camera, letting out a small laugh as he runs away from the blast. "That's not good. We're going to get out of the way of that."
Entergy has warned that the hardest-hit areas may be without power for weeks, as "restoration may be hampered by flooding, blocked access, or other obstacles."
Lake Charles residents woke up to damaged buildings, monuments, and cars as the hurricane hit the area this morning.
State has suspended testing as thousands of people evacuate their homes.
Louisiana officials on Wednesday, issued a warning to those not evacuating for Hurricane Laura, telling them to put their next of kin in a Ziploc bag.
"It's a very sad situation," said Ashley Buller, who is assistant director of the Parish's Office of Emergency Preparedness. "We did everything we could to encourage them to leave."
A westward-moving tropical wave located a couple hundred miles east of the Cabo Verde Islands could be the 14th-named storm of this Atlantic hurricane season.
A member of the Parish Police Jury was hopeful rescue operations could take place later in the day, but downed power lines and other obstacles could make saving people difficult.
Parts of the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge, running between Lake Charles and Westlake, have been closed due to safety concerns.
While thousands are under evacuation orders, people in impacted parts of Louisiana and Texas have been urged to take cover as it may be too late to leave.
Satellite imagery and photos from a NASA astronaut are helping to visualize the size of a vast and "unsurvivable" hurricane.
The Great Storm of 1856 saw every house in Abbeville razed to the ground.
Louisiana and Texas residents in the path of Hurricane Laura have been told to "take action now to protect your life!"
Aside from winds, the storm surge of Laura could surpass any storm that has made landfall in Louisiana history—and that's a lot.
The winds are mighty at 150 mph, but the storm surge from Laura will be so great that it will approach nearly 40 miles inland, which could shut down Interstate-10.