Edwards, family move back into Louisiana Governor's Mansion
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his family have moved back into the Governor's Mansion after three months of being displaced by the August flooding in Baton Rouge.
The flood waters damaged security and heating and air-conditioning units kept in the basement of the 53-year-old residence. The Edwards family had hoped to be back in the mansion by the Thanksgiving holiday. They had been staying in a Louisiana State Police facility in East Baton Rouge Parish while repairs were made. They moved back in last Friday.
The governor's spokesman Richard Carbo says estimates are that the flooding caused more than $1 million in damage to the mansion. Carbo says repair work is being covered by insurance and FEMA money.
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