obama signing disaster declaration

Obama Approves Disaster Funds

On Sunday evening, President Obama officially granted a major disaster declaration request for East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes. Officials said that more parishes will be added on a rolling basis as more assessments are made.

When the President declares a disaster, it makes the way for federal funds to be released including direct assistance from FEMA.  The disaster declaration also paves the way for federal disaster assistance in the form of financial help for the thousands of those affected, but don’t expect to see that immediately, but expect those funds to start flowing soon.


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  1. […] of the worst flooding in the states history over the past 3 days. Since the flooding has started, President Obama has signed a Disaster Declaration on August 11th 2016 which lets Federal aid to start flowing to the affected areas of the state […]

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