President Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for the State of Louisiana
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local response efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Barry on July 10, 2019, and continuing.
The President's action authorizes FEMA to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives, to protect property, public health and safety and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program, at 75 percent federal funding in Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.
John E. Long has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations in the affected area.
FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
How to Apply for Assistance:
Application procedures for the state will be explained at a series of applicant briefings, with locations to be announced in the affected area by recovery officials.
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