ICYMI: Gov. Edwards gives updates prior to storm hitting BR


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) Gov. John Bel Edwards gave an update on Hurricane Ida prior to it hitting Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 29. This is the third media briefing Edwards has done on Hurricane Ida.

“There is no doubt the coming days and weeks are going to be extremely difficult for our state.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday’s media briefing

Edwards said that if sheltering in place, stay away from windows.

Edwards stressed staying in place for the next three days after the storm. Edwards suggested placing a mattress nearby in case of falling debris.

There are rescue efforts in place with national guardsmen working across 14 parishes to help residents. They have boats, helicopters and trucks.

If residents have evacuated, do not come back until roads are safe.

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