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Gov. John Bel Edwards on his way to Ville Platte

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 14:10:14-04

Gov. John Bel Edwards is heading to Ville Platte to assess the damage from this morning’s storm.

Ville Platte officials confirm the governor is scheduled to arrive in the Evangeline Parish city at about 3:30 p.m.

He’ll be looking at the damage with emergency officials, so a decision can be made about shelters, the mayor tells KATC.

This is a developing story. We’ll have more information as it is available, but we’ll also be there when the governor arrives.