Louisiana granted emergency federal assistance for Hurricane Ida

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US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the terror attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and the US service members and Afghan victims killed and wounded, in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) President Joe Biden approved emergency funding for disaster assistance in preparation for Hurricane Ida.

An emergency declaration for disaster assistance was requested by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation.

The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to organize disaster relief efforts and provide assistance that is authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act.

FEMA named John E. Long as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in affected areas. 

Ida is expected to become a category three hurricane and make landfall on Sunday.

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