The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (CPPJ) has announced Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the CPPJ will be holding a press conference today in Lake Charles.

The topic of the press conference is Calcasieu Parish's long-term hurricane recovery framework plan. According to Laura Heller with the CPPJ,

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is establishing and collaboratively implementing this Recovery Framework, which is aligned with FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework and provides governance, oversight, and structure to recovery operations in partnership with local, state, and federal agencies while ensuring Calcasieu Parish leads and manages its own recovery process.

On top of the Governor speaking, other leaders from the area will be addressing efforts and planned next steps along with all the resources necessary to assist all of our impacted areas.

I know folks in the area are curious to hear what they will have to say. Riding around Southwest Louisiana, you still see severe damage to a lot of homes and businesses. It has been a slow, tedious process but on the flip side, we can also see a lot of progress being made.

Burton Coliseum ( photo)
Burton Coliseum ( photo)

The press conference will take place at 1:00pm today at the Burton Coliseum in South Lake Charles. To comply with state and federal social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 protocols, only the media and officials will be allowed at the press conference.

However, the public can watch the press conference live on the CPPJ Facebook page.

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