Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released a statement regarding the severe weather throughout the state of Louisiana:

"Our hearts break for the young family from Bossier Parish coping with the loss of their daughter from this severe weather. Donna and I send our prayers to them during this very difficult time. 

"The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was activated earlier this week in anticipation of this severe weather across the state.  I remain in constant communication with them and local officials who are responding to this storm's aftermath.  All resources from the state will be made available as needed.  Right now, emergency officials continue to assess the damage from these storms, and in some parts of the state, particularly South Louisiana, this storm has not completely passed.  It is critically important for everyone to monitor their local news and heed the warnings of officials in their area. That is the best way to ensure everyone remains as safe as possible."