From the OFFICE of the GOVERNOR

April 12, 2020

Gov. Edwards to Tour Storm Damage and Hold Media Briefing on April 13

BATON ROUGE – Tomorrow, April 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards will tour damage in Ouachita Parish following several tornadoes touching down on Sunday. Following a meeting with local officials, he will hold a press conference about the severe weather and also offer his daily COVID-19 update. As of Sunday, April 12, there were 20,595 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana, with 840 deaths.

All times are tentative and will be updated Monday. 

Details are as follows:

12 p.m. Driving Tour of Damage (Open Media)

Ouachita Parish OEP
1000 New Natchitoches Rd.
West Monroe, LA 71292

Media will be able to follow the motorcade on the tour, which will leave from the OEP. As times are tentative, consider arriving early.

2 p.m. News Conference (Open Media)

Ouachita Parish OEP
1000 New Natchitoches Rd.
West Monroe, LA 71292

Pool video of the press conference will be provided by KNOE and will be available on TVU using the TVU Louisiana Grid system set up for the COVID-19 coverage. Contact information is below.

News Contact:
Brad Ginsberg, 512-751-5159

Operations Contact:
Jake Mankin, 318-998-4972

As we work to maintain social distancing during the briefings for the health and safety of everyone, media outlets may be limited to one reporter per outlet. Any additional cameras can only be set up away from the press conference for live-shots.



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