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Pres. Trump Approves Gov. Edwards’ Request for Federal Cost Share
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Pres. Trump Approves Gov. Edwards’ Request for Federal Cost Share

Pres. Trump Approves Gov. Edwards' Request for a 100 Percent Federal Cost Share for Activity Related to Hurricane Laura Baton Rouge,  LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards received confirmation that President Donald J. Trump has authorized a 100 percent Federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for a 30 day period of activity related to Hurricane Laura. Hurricane Laura made landfall in Cameron Parish August 27.  It is one of five named storms that hit Louisiana in 2020, a record for the state. “We are grateful to Pres.  Trump and his administration for their quick response to this urgent request and thankful for the relief it will provide for the state and all of the communities impacted by Hurricane Laura, which was...
Louisiana Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Fisheries
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Fisheries

Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Fisheries Impacted by Hurricane Laura Baton Rouge,  LA (STL.News)  Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to U.S. Sec. of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting a federal fishery disaster be declared due to the profound and continuing impacts of Hurricane Laura on Louisiana’s fishing communities.  Such a declaration may help in obtaining federal financial assistance for our fishers, processors, docks, and for the state to help rehabilitate the important fishery species upon which our seafood industry relies. In the letter, Gov. Edwards writes: "In the coming months, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will vigorously work to evaluate the biological and economic impact that this historic storm has had on Louisian...
FEMA Individual Assistance Approved for Three Additional Parishes Impacted by Hurricane Laura
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FEMA Individual Assistance Approved for Three Additional Parishes Impacted by Hurricane Laura

LA (STL.News) FEMA has approved three additional Louisiana parishes for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Laura, bringing the total number of parishes where residents are eligible for aid to 21.  The newly approved parishes are Caddo, La Salle and St. Landry. “People all across Louisiana were impacted when Hurricane Laura brought its strong winds ashore, knocking out power and causing massive destruction.  The people of these three parishes will be greatly assisted by this FEMA aid, and I hope they will register.  Already FEMA has registered more than 140,000 households in Louisiana, paying out more than $89 million to survivors of Hurricane Laura, including more than $59 million for housing assistance and almost $30 million for other needs assistance.” Hurricane Laura made landf...
TX Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For SNAP Benefit Replacements Due to Hurricane Laura
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TX Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For SNAP Benefit Replacements Due to Hurricane Laura

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply over the phone for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura.  Applications can be submitted by calling 2-1-1. "I thank our federal partners for swiftly approving this request and for their ongoing collaboration as we help our communities rebuild following Hurricane Laura," said Governor Abbott.  "These SNAP benefit replacements will help Texans continue to provide nutritious meals for their families in the wake of this storm." "Replacing these benefits will allow families to focus on recovering from Hurricane Laura by ensuring rep...
Louisiana Governor Edwards Requests Expedited Major Disaster Declaration Following Hurricane Laura
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Louisiana Governor Edwards Requests Expedited Major Disaster Declaration Following Hurricane Laura

Baton Rouge, LA (STL.News) Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement today: In a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. John Bel Edwards today requested a major disaster declaration for 23 parishes in Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Laura which, if approved, would bring FEMA assistance to affected individuals and communities.  At least ten people have died in Louisiana following the storm, with many thousands more suffering damage to their homes and businesses. “Hurricane Laura is the fifth strongest storm to make landfall in the United States in recorded history and the first in memory to maintain major hurricane strength as it traveled through Louisiana, bringing catastrophic destruction to many parishes and, sadly, causing the deaths of at least ten people i...
Texas Governor Abbott Surveys Hurricane Laura Damage
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Texas Governor Abbott Surveys Hurricane Laura Damage

Texas Governor Abbott Surveys Hurricane Laura Damage, Provides Update On Response And Recovery Efforts In Orange Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today traveled to Southeast Texas to survey the damage from Hurricane Laura and meet with local officials.  The Governor also held a press conference in Orange, where he provided an update on response and recovery efforts in the area.  Governor Abbott commended the Southeast Texas community for evacuating ahead of the storm, as this minimized the loss of life and severe safety concerns, and urged Texans to remain vigilant against flash flooding, and potential river flooding. "While we are grateful that the damage of Hurricane Laura was far less severe than expected, many communities in Southeast Texas have experienced significant...