9:30 A.M. LRN News 10/21/21

Instances of COVID-19 are easing in Louisiana, that according to Governor John Bel Edwards who was asked about the situation during Wednesday’s “Ask the Governor” show, No decision has been made yet on whether the mask mandate or other mitigation efforts to further curb the spread of the virus in the Bayou State.
Cut 6 (11) “…what we lift.”

Among the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ida last August, Lafourche Parish continues on the road to rebuilding. Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson says the progress is slow but steady. Chaisson says storm debris removal is also moving along at a pace, but there is still a great deal to be cleared away. One thing he is happy to report: kids are back in school in Lafourche…:
Cut 11 (14) “…the aftermath as well.”

After several AT&T customers lost service during Hurricane Ida, a representative from the company told PSC commissioners they are asking customers to call them to report outages so they can issue credits. Stephanie Doiron with AT&T told commissioners that determining who was with and without service after Ida made landfall isn’t that easy because of the multiple services they provide, like cable, internet, and phone service.
Cut 14 (08) “…provide credits.”

One of the biggest tourist events in the state is scheduled to return next spring. Festival International which draws 400,000 people to downtown Lafayette is set for April 27th to May 1st. Executive Director Scott Feehan says the five-day event, which was canceled in 2020 and virtual last year, is expected to return to its previous footprint.
Cut 7 (10) “…fantastic event.”