WATCH: Governor Edwards gives information on how to receive disaster assistance
“Louisianans are nothing if not resilient and compassionate,” Governor John Bel Edwards said at Saturday’s press conference.
President Joe Biden visited the state to assess the damage on Friday and spent nearly eight hours with Edwards speaking with local leaders and residents. Edwards said the president was able to walk through several parishes and see the devastation with his own eyes.
“And it always makes a difference,” Edwards said. “Especially when we receive a multitude of important requests that we make of the federal government. “
Biden signed the pre-storm rapid disembarkation declaration that allowed the state to have 100% federal reimbursements for debris removal and protective measures for the first 30 days.
Edwards is begging survivors who have not registered for individual assistance by going to disastreassistance.gov.
337,000 families have already registered and have been approved for financial assistance.
BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Governor John Bel Edwards will visit three parishes affected by Hurricane Ida on Saturday, September 4.
Edwards will travel to St. Tammany Parish, St. Helena Parish and Livingston Parish to see the damage caused by Hurricane Ida and meet with local officials.
At 2:30 p.m., he will hold a media availability at the Livingston Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office.
The office is located at 20355, boul.