Trump approves federal funding for parishes affected by Harvey

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Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine are among several parishes that will receive federal funding due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.  

President Donald Trump declared Monday that a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
 
Federal funding is available to the state and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storm from Aug. 27

to Sept. 10, 2017 in the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, and Vernon.
 
Federal funding also is available to the state and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the parishes of Acadia, Assumption, DeSoto, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Lafayette, Plaquemine, Rapides, St. Mary, and Vermillion.
 
Furthermore, federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, named William J. Doran III as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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