Gov. Edwards holds news conference at LSU Health Shreveport on state’s response to winter weather

Gov. Edwards holds news conference at LSU Health Shreveport on state’s response to winter weather
(Source: Melinda Deslatte)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visited Shreveport on Saturday, Feb. 20, to give an update on the state’s response to winter weather.

Gov. Edwards began the conference by sharing his appreciation for first responders, health care workers and those working on water systems.

Edwards says his first priority has been delivering water to the areas in need. As of now, approximately 500,000 bottles of water have been delivered to the Shreveport area.

The state has been in contact with private vendors on getting as much water into the state as possible.

Edwards says shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to come in at the beginning of the week. Those who were supposed to get their second dose of the vaccine should get it as soon as they can.

While temperatures are steadily rising, Edwards continues to warn the public of driving on icy roads. He warned of a chance of a refreeze and black ice at the beginning of next week and encourages the public to remain cautious.

Full conference video:

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