BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Governor John Bel Edwards stated that disaster recovery and COVID-19 response remain the top priorities for the state during his news conference on Thursday, Oct. 22.
“The storms may have passed, but there’s no doubt, we still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery,” Gov. Edwards said.
President Trump has approved the state’s request for a major disaster declaration for parishes affected by Hurricane Delta.
The approved parishes are Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson are able to register for assistance.
Residents affected by Laura have less than a week (Oct. 27) to apply for FEMA assistance. Oct. 30 is the deadline for disaster unemployment applications, to apply go to Louisianaworks.net for info.
According to a weekly report from the White House, Louisiana is stable and currently has the lowest number cases per capita of any southern state.
Louisiana also has the lowest rate of positivity of any state in the south according to the report from the White House.
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