BATON ROUGE, La. - Governor John Bel Edwards requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Donald J. Trump Wednesday, Oct. 7 in anticipation of Hurricane Delta. The president approved the emergency declaration later in the night.
The hurricane is currently forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast Friday as at Category 2 or 3 storm.
The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts.
Public Assistance Category B emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided for the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Livingston, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
Public Assistance Category B emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided for the parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn.
Visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-approves-louisiana-emergency-declaration-100720/ to read the full details from the White House.