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Gov. Edwards requests to add Ascension, two other parishes to federal disaster declaration

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Governor John Bel Edwards requested that Ascension Parish and two others be added to the list of parishes receiving federal disaster assistance. 

On Wednesday, Edwards asked that the federal disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana be amended to add Allen, Ascension and Calcasieu parishes. 

According to the governor's office, the water from the recent floods damaged more than 900 homes in all three parishes.  

"As the high waters recede and officials continue assessing the flood damage statewide, I will continue to request that additional parishes be covered by the federal declaration," Edwards said in a written statement. "I promise to do everything I possibly can to get much needed resources, state and federal, to every parish and person impacted by this life changing event."

There were already 23 parishes approved to receive federal assistance: Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Webster, Beauregard Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, West Carroll, and Winn.

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