Officials anticipate a majority of customers will have their power back in southeast Louisiana by the end of the weekend, but some areas might still be out through Tuesday. Matt Doyle has the story.
Governor Edwards announced the appointment of Louisiana State Police Captain Lamar Davis as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Superintendent of LSP. Davis replaces outgoing Superintendent Kevin Reeves who is retiring after 30 years of service. Davis is a Baton Rouge native and has been with the LSP since 1998.
Louisiana’s congressional delegation request for a 100-percent Federal Cost Share of debris removal from Hurricane Laura receives approval from President Trump. Senator Bill Cassidy says this isn’t the first time Trump has approved a 100-percent cost share, it was approved in 2018 for Hurricane Michael and it prompted their request for the same for Louisiana.
The Department of Transportation and its contractors alone have removed more than 1.4 million cubic yards of debris.
McNeese State plans on students returning to campus for the 2021 spring semester. President Daryl Burckel says Hurricane Laura alone produced 77-million dollars in damages to the academic portion of the campus. Burckel says students, faculty, and alumni can keep track of the rebuild process by visiting come-home-cowboys-dot-com