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FEMA

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is in Baton Rouge this week helping south Louisiana move toward recovery from the record flooding. 


Wallis Watkins

The federal disaster declaration now includes twenty south Louisiana parishes impacted by flooding. 


S. Lincoln

For many of us here in south Louisiana, the whump-whump-whump of Blackhawks flying overhead is the sound of yet another disaster unfolding. But when Governor John Bel Edwards took the choppers into Acadiana Monday, he was trusting that the sound would bring hope to residents coping with flooding along the Vermilion and Mermentau rivers.

Accompanied by most of his cabinet plus the regional director for FEMA, Edwards urged everyone impacted by the flooding to register with FEMA as soon as possible.

Sue Lincoln

Hundreds of miles of south Louisiana is under water.

“I don’t want to say it’s worse than a hurricane – it’s just plenty bad,” Governor John Bel Edwards stated Sunday at the Emergency Ops briefing for the media.

The governor, who evacuated from the mansion due to flooding, says despite the rains easing up, this is far from over.

Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services is taking a new approach to foster care.

“It’s recruiting people that really, truly want to parent these children, and co-parent with their birth parents,” DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters explains.

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