Entries by Hannah Johnson

President Biden Approves Gov. Edwards’ Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following May Flash Flooding

BATON ROUGE — The White House has approved Louisiana’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration following the flash flooding in mid-May, which damaged several thousand homes and left five people dead, Gov. Edwards announced Wednesday. This makes affected residents in five parishes eligible to apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “I want to […]

Gov. Edwards Requests Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden Due to Severe Weather

Gov. Edwards Requests Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden Due to Severe Weather, Flash Flooding in Five Parishes in Louisiana BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards requested that President Joseph. R. Biden declare a federal disaster declaration for Louisiana following severe weather and flash flooding earlier in May, which caused damage to at least […]

232-HELP/211 and United Way of Acadiana announce the launch of the Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign

Lafayette, Louisiana (April 20, 2021) – 232-HELP/211 and United Way of Acadiana announced the launch of the Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign. This program gives residents who have transportation challenges free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Lafayette and surrounding area with Lyft. Residents can access this transportation assistance or learn more by dialing 211.  This […]

$1.6 Billion for American Rescue Plan Funding was just announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Gov. John Bel Edwards Outlines Priorities for $1.6 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding in Louisiana BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards today outlined his plan for spending $1.6 billion in federal funding coming to Louisiana through President Joseph R. Biden’s American Rescue Plan to keep Louisiana on the road to post-pandemic recovery by investing […]

Governor Eases Some COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

With New Tools to Fight the Spread of COVID-19, Local Leaders and Businesses Now in Charge of Policies Requiring Masks in Louisiana BATON ROUGE — Following months of sustained improvement in COVID hospitalizations and an increase in the supply and availability of vaccines, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that some mitigation measures will be eased and, […]

Local Covid-19 Vaccination Events

There are several Covid-19 vaccine events happening locally in the coming week. I encourage each and every Louisianan to join me in getting vaccinated to fight the spread of Covid. Please read the images below to find an event in your area, and take the family with you while you’re at it! Please check each […]