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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Calcasieu Parish officials on Monday afternoon declared a state of emergency as a precaution for the parish ahead of the tropical weather that Isaac is expected to carry.
As of Monday afternoon, parish leaders have not declared any evacuation orders for residents of Calcasieu Parish.
Officials said school and local government closures have not been determined.
Calcasieu officials have advised, however, that the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is currently monitoring the latest developments regarding Tropical Storm Isaac.
As of Monday, Calcasieu Parish is currently placed under a Tropical Storm Watch.
While it is not yet known where Isaac will make landfall, current weather reports indicate that Southwest Louisiana will begin experiencing some form of tropical weather effects from Isaac Wednesday.
According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, officials say that documentation outlining the emergency declaration was filed with the Calcasieu Clerk of Court's office Monday afternoon.
"The purpose of making this declaration is for emergency officials and agencies to be able to access critical emergency-related assets in the event they are needed," the release states.
Officials say local elected officials were briefed by emergency officials and are being made aware of any future changes that may occur with the tropical system and its potential impact on Calcasieu Parish.
Officials are urging residents to stay aware of current weather updates regarding Tropical Storm Isaac and review any preparations they need to take for themselves and loved ones in the event adverse weather occurs.
Residents are encouraged to clean any ditches near homes that may contain obstructions that could prevent proper drainage of rain water. Residents are also encouraged to secure any loose items in and around their yard.
For the latest emergency information regarding Tropical Storm Isaac, visit www.cppj.net and social media accounts of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.