WATCH: Gov. Edwards updating state’s response to Hurricane Laura at news conference

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Gov. Edwards held his daily update on Hurricane Laura on Monday.

Edwards says the key to recovering Laura seems to be patience.

‘This is going to be a very difficult storm to recover from, it’s going to take some time especially in the most impacted areas of southwest Louisiana because the damage was so extensive and so catastrophic,” Edwards said.

As of Monday morning there were more than 10,000 evacuees sheltering hotels.

More than 320,000 people are still without power.

Edwards believes many people in Central and North Louisiana should get power back within the next few days.

Little by little the Governor says progress will be made, he says GOHSEP leaders are working around the clock.

“Every day we are going to be making some progress, It will be imperceptible to some, they wont feel it, not everybody, every day but we will be making progress,” Edwards said.

In the mean time Edwards is encouraging the people of Louisiana to donate and help our suffering neighbors.

One way to donate to victims of Hurricane Laura is through Foundationswla.org Nearly $300,000 has been raised so far and will go back into Southwest Louisiana.

The news conference is took place at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy located at 7901 Independence Blvd.

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