'We Simply Have To Do More': Louisiana Governor Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Due To COVID-19 SurgeDemocratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the mandate, which goes into effect on Wednesday, August 4, less than three months after he lifted a previous face covering requirement.
Louisiana Offers Shelter To Texas Flood EvacueesGov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is offering to shelter storm victims from Texas while the state also helps its own residents who were rescued from Harvey's floodwaters overnight.
Louisiana Flooding May Get Worse Before It Gets Better The historic flooding since Friday is responsible for at least seven deaths, and more than 11,000 people are homeless. Thousands of homes are damaged. With flood waters on the move, it may get worse before it gets better.