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Federal disaster declaration expanded to additional parishes

Gov. John Bel Edwards previously requested that more parishes be added to the federal disaster declaration for Louisiana, and that request has now been granted by President Barack Obama, according to a news release from the Office of the Governor.

The eight parishes added to the list include:

-Acadia
-Ascension
-East Feliciana
-Iberia
-Lafayette
-Pointe Coupee
-St. Landry
-Vermilion

“I have traveled to the impacted parishes and met with families dealing with devastating loss due to this historic flood event,” said Gov. Edwards, according to the news release. “I am grateful that the federal government has added additional parishes to this disaster declaration. We are traveling the state with FEMA representatives who are constantly collecting data on the damage, and we will continuously update our request to add more parishes as needed. I am optimistic that more parishes will be approved as we work around the clock to ensure every resource is available to the people of Louisiana.”

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