WRKF News

Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards met with U.S Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday, acknowledging the massive recovery task that lies ahead.

“Housing will certainly be a major issue,” the governor said, with over 40-thousand homes sustaining some level of flood damage.

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. 


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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