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Gov. John Bel Edwards meets with Broadmore Drainage District representatives Don Gauthier and Larry Lyons and Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish. Edwards applauded the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of volunteers including area school children in responding to fast-rising waters and saving the town from major flooding. (Doris Maricle / American Press)

Gov. John Bel Edwards meets with Broadmore Drainage District representatives Don Gauthier and Larry Lyons and Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish. Edwards applauded the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of volunteers including area school children in responding to fast-rising waters and saving the town from major flooding. (Doris Maricle / American Press)

Resilience: Governor praises volunteers while touring flood damage

By Doris Maricle / American Press

LAKE ARTHUR — Gov. John Bel Edwards applauded the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of volunteers, including schoolchildren, in responding to fast-rising waters and saving the town from major flooding. “I have visited with the local officials and all have told me this was really about th ...

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