State Sending Water To Louisiana Town With Broken Water Line


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's emergency officials are sending thousands of water bottles to residents of a town whose water line is broken while repairs are ongoing.

Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Thursday that the Louisiana National Guard is sending more than 32,000 bottles of water from Camp Villere in Slidell to the East Feliciana Parish town of Clinton and the parish prison.

The state homeland security office is handling the response to any other requests for assistance that might come from parish officials.

Edwards's office says East Feliciana Parish has declared a state of emergency due to the broken water line and issued a boil advisory. When the repairs are finished, water samples will have to be tested and system pressure restored before the boil advisory can be lifted.

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