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Connecticut Governor: Approval of Federal Major Disaster Declaration
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Connecticut Governor: Approval of Federal Major Disaster Declaration

Governor Lamont Announces Approval of Federal Major Disaster Declaration in Response To Tropical Storm Isaias Request for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grants Approved for All Eight Connecticut Counties HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has received notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the request he made to President Donald Trump in September 2020 for a federal major disaster declaration in response to the damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias has been approved for all eight counties in Connecticut, including the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes. The declaration includes the approval of public assistance for the entire state, giving state agencies, municipalities, and the two tribal nations the ability to re...
Louisiana Gov. Edwards Urges Everyone to Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Urges Everyone to Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta

LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urge everyone to prepare for heavy rainfall and the threat of storm surge and flooding in certain regions of the state due to Tropical Storm Beta.  Many homeowners and business owners in the potential impact areas are already dealing with recovery from Hurricane Laura. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for Cameron Parish. “We understand the threat of severe weather is even more of a risk in some areas at this time,” said Gov. Edwards.  “We have started communication with our local partners as the storm approaches the state.  GOHSEP’s Crisis Action Team remains activated to process any resources for local support.  We encourage everyone to stay informed ab...
Louisiana Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Tropical Storm Beta
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Tropical Storm Beta

LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Beta, which could impact Louisiana in the coming days, allowing the state to assist local governments with their response needs. The National Weather Service has indicated that Tropical Storm Beta, which is currently located off the coast of Texas in the northwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall near the middle Texas coast late Monday or early Tuesday as a tropical storm. “Tropical Storm warnings are in effect for much of Louisiana’s coastline and the slow movement of Tropical Storm Beta puts southwest Louisiana at risk for flash flooding and river flooding today through Wednesday or Thursday,” Gov. Edwards said. “Storm surge of one to four feet is expected...
New Orleans: City Responds To Impacts From Tropical Storm Cristobal
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New Orleans: City Responds To Impacts From Tropical Storm Cristobal

NEW ORLEANS, LA (STL.News) The City of New Orleans continues to respond to what is now Tropical Depression Cristobal, which brought rain, wind and coastal flooding to the area.  Rain will continue to be possible through the evening with a flash flood watch in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.  A coastal flood advisory also remains in effect for areas outside of the levee system through 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. After experiencing the high end of forecast coastal flooding in excess of five feet, water has significantly receded in areas outside of the levee system, including Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine, and Irish Bayou.  Mayor Cantrell has lifted the voluntary evacuation order for these areas. Emergency Operations The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continues...
Texans Should Beware of Fraud, Scams Following Tropical Storm Imelda
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Texans Should Beware of Fraud, Scams Following Tropical Storm Imelda

AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) State and federal disaster recovery officials urge Texans affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud. As government agencies and charitable groups continue providing disaster assistance to Texans affected by the recent tropical storm, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors.  The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid. Local, state and federal government officials advise all residents that no individual with a government disaster assistance agency will call or text asking for financial account information. Survi...