Federal emergency aid made available to Louisiana ahead of storms, FEMA says

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Federal Emergency aid has been made available to Louisiana to supplement state and local response efforts in areas that will potentially be affected by Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura, FEMA announced over the weekend.

President Trump’s Emergency Disaster Declaration for Louisiana allows FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, according to a FEMA press release.

Emergency protective measures Category B will be provided at 75% funding. These measures include direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program, as well as reimbursement for mass care, which includes evacuation and shelter support, the release reveals.

Parishes that can receive federal assistance under the authorization are Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe  Coupee, 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.

Public Assistance Category B emergency protective measures offered at 75% will be available to the following parishes: Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll and Winn parishes.

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