Louisiana parishes denied disaster assistance for March flooding

Louisiana parishes denied disaster assistance for March flooding

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The office of Governor Edwards announced his administration is appealing a ruling over the denial of federal disaster relief for communities hit by flooding in late February and early March.

Assumption, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes were denied assistance for assistance that would help clear debris, repair roads, utilities, among other things.

Governor Edwards, in a press release, says that getting Louisiana back on its feet after the tornadoes is of prime importance because of the impending 2016 hurricane season.

"Their cumulative effect has caused me great concern as we approach the 2016 Hurricane season. A major declaration for this event is absolutely necessary in order for the state to be able to recover before potential catastrophes hit in the upcoming months."

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