Majority Whip Steve Scalise says FEMA, Coast Guard ready for Hurricane Delta impacts


NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — As Louisiana awaits the potential impacts of Hurricane Delta, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Coast Guard are prepositioned to respond to any needs that may arise.

“I spoke to the mayor of Lake Charles recently, and they’re getting ready over there. Obviously, we don’t want a storm to hit us, we don’t want it to hit anybody, but we help each other in tough times and just like others have helped us in the past, we reached out and we’re going to do the same wherever it hits this time,” Scalise said.

Scalise said the recovery in Lake Charles has been going well even after having their whole electrical grid wiped out in Hurricane Laura. The power grid and water system have been upgraded.

Scalise said there’s also money still left in the disaster relief fund to respond to future disasters, and that Congress is ready to act if more is needed.

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