Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Republican Party of Louisiana released a new digital ad titled “Soaked” highlighting the incompetence of John Bel Edwards when Louisiana was under water and needed him most.
In August 2016, south Louisiana experienced record flooding and devastation from the more than two feet of rain that fell in three days and overflowed most bodies of water. Since the flooding, impacted residents have repeatedly been let down by the Edwards Administration and the Restore Louisiana Program.
Three years after floods swept across portions of southern Louisiana, only 36 percent of homeowners who applied for help through the Restore Louisiana program have been approved for grants and about one-third have received checks for repairs, according to a recent report from the relief program.
As part of the contract, Edwards’ campaign donor, Innovative Emergency Management (IEM) will receive $308 million as payment for managing the program. That’s right, IEM will be paid over $300 million while flooded homeowners in Louisiana will only get $575 million!
“Governor Edwards didn’t even know how many people needed help,” added LAGOP Communications Director Jason Harbison. “But Edwards knew exactly which campaign donor he wanted to get the contract, twice.”