Due to the recent drownings in our area, an increase in the knowledge of how to handle high pressured situation in the water is very important.  We spoke to officials at The City of Lake Charles, the American Red Cross of SWLA and swim school Swimsational of Sulphur for their tips on how to better prepare the public.

May is National Water Safety Awareness month. The purpose of the month is to let folks know that just knowing how to swim is not enough. One must have multiple layers of protection and always remember that while water can be fun, if not treated correctly - grave situations may occur.