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A year after the historic flood - Governor visits Youngsville

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A year after the historic flood, Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards stopped by Youngsville to see how the city and residents were holding up.

The Louisiana governor stopped by to see two families he visited days after the flood last year, and talked to them about how they were holding up and spoke about what else they needed.

"I wanted to come back a year later, get with the Parish President Joe Robideaux, Mayor Ritter and others, and come back and see some of the same homeowners, and to make sure people understand that there is help available," Edwards said.

Although some families are still without their homes, a large percentage of them are back in the city and living their normal lives. 

One family said, without their friends and family, they aren't sure how they would have made it. 

"We came out of pocket a whole lot of it. We did get a little bit from FEMA, which helped get us somewhere, but everything else, we came out of pocket out of. We came out of pocket.. with loans.. and we are still working to get all of that back," Herbert said. 

Governor Edwards says there is still help for families through the Restore Louisiana program. Families have to go online to fill out a survey, which will let them know if they qualify.

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