Central mayor says he's focused on clean-up

Published: Aug. 24, 2016 at 2:42 AM CDT
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CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - The mayor of Central paid a visit to Baton Rouge Tuesday to give an update on the state of his city.

Jr. Shelton talked a lot about the damage to homes in that area. According to Shelton, the floodwaters affected 25,000 residents.

He said right now his number one priority is debris pickup. He believes the sooner the city can clean up, the sooner residents can move on.

"What's absolutely heart wrenching to me as a mayor, is to see my citizens' lives laying on those streets, in front of their houses," Shelton said. "I want the city cleaned up. I want to boost their morale and let them see that their city is still alive again."

Shelton also said they need donations, specifically mold cleaning supplies.

He said many homes now have a big mold problem.

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