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Lonnie Vidrine, left, talks with Kerry Richard, who is in charge of the maintenance department for the school district. Vidrine spent the night at FIEB and good thing he was there because the pumps kicked off during the hurricane

Vidrine stays at FIEB to make sure school was safe from flooding

Lonnie Vidrine, who works for the school district’s maintenance department, had a hunch that something bad would happen to the water pumps at Forked Island/E. Broussard School. Because of his suspicion, Lonnie and his son Blake decided to sleep in the school to protect it.
His hunch was correct.
Hours before Hurricane Laura was going to make landfall in Cameron Parish, the Vidrine men decided they would babysit the pumps and the dirt levy which surrounds the school. Lonnie’s wife headed to Dallas to avoid the storm, but Lonnie did not want to go.

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order that extends Phase 2 and the statewide mask mandate, closure of bard to on-sited consumption and gathering size limits in Louisiana.
This extension is set to expire on Sept. 11.
Edwards said White House officials approved his decision to maintain the restrictions.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards

Gov. Edwards Requests Expedited Major Disaster Declaration Following Hurricane Laura

BATON ROUGE — In a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. John Bel Edwards today requested a major disaster declaration for 23 parishes in Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Laura which, if approved, would bring FEMA assistance to affected individuals and communities. At least ten people have died in Louisiana following the storm, with many thousands more suffering damage to their homes and businesses.



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