(WAFB) - On Friday, October 6, Governor John Bel Edwards' pre-disaster emergency declaration request for 17 parishes in Louisiana was approved by President Donald Trump. The declaration will allow the state to more easily access federal response funds in the event they are needed.
"I appreciate the speed and decisiveness with which President Trump granted our pre-disaster emergency declaration request in anticipation on Tropical Storm Nate making landfall along our coast. This declaration will help us continue the process of preparing for potential severe weather with the support of federal resources at our disposal," said Edwards.
Parishes included in the declaration are as follows:
- St. Bernard
- St. Charles
- St. James
- St. John the Baptist
- St. Martin
- St. Mary
- St. Tammany
Click here to read the full approval document.