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President Trump approves Louisiana disaster declaration for Harvey

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by The White House Press Office:

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey from August 27 to September 10, 2017.

Federal funding is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, and Vernon.

Federal funding also is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the parishes of Acadia, Assumption, DeSoto, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Lafayette, Plaquemine, Rapides, St. Mary, and Vermillion.

Furthermore, Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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