Tropical Storm “Eduardo” rages into a hurricane as the gulf coast braces for the impact. See all the latest news, maps, and weather forecasts here.

Louisiana and Texas are under a hurricane watch alert issued by the National Weather Service.

See the current weather map here. Latest advisories expect 70+ mile an hour winds.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency after seeing data like this.

As the winds pick up, the storm is predicted to be a level one hurricane by nightfall.

Read how the locals along the Texas coast are preparing for Hurricane Edouard.

Oil prices may rise if the drilling rigs are damaged, and if so all hell may break lose. Oil companies have vacated hundreds of offshore drilling platforms along the coast.

Tropical Storm Edouard (Video)