Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has asked President Trump for federal assistance for East Baton Rouge Parish during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Broome says she sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday, March 24 asking President Trump to rush needed resources to the parish.
Local government budgets were not designed for a pandemic like this. We need the full weight of every federal department to support us through this crisis,” said Mayor-President Broome. “In Louisiana, our State is accustomed to responding to disasters of multiple types and magnitudes; however, this global pandemic has overwhelmed even the most meticulous and proactive planning we have implemented.