Edwards cautions state's recovery from Laura will be long
September 4, 2020
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday urged people sheltering in hotels in Texas to stay there if possible, saying Louisiana is having difficulty finding available hotel rooms for more evacuees after Hurricane Laura.
More than 92,000 people had registered for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency by midday Thursday, he said at a news conference in Baton Rouge. Nearly 12,000 people were being sheltered by the state, largely in hotels.
"We don't think we would be able to quickly absorb another 2, 3, 4,000 people into our hotels," the governo...