Anchor homepage banner

Edwards seeks more disaster relief for Louisiana after Barry

Tracking the Tropics

MGN – Image License
Photo: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office

Tropical Satellites

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Caribbean Satellite

Caribbean Satellite

West Atlantic Satellite

West Atlantic Satellite

East Atlantic Satellite

East Atlantic Satellite

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards says he’s asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for Louisiana after Hurricane Barry.

Barry made landfall last month.

In a letter Thursday, Edwards says the new declaration would provide assistance for activities involved in “protection of life and property, removal of debris and the repair, restoration, and replacement of damaged facilities.”

Edwards says the process for requesting such a declaration requires a more detailed assessment of impacts and costs incurred in all of the parishes included than the emergency declaration issued by Trump during the event.

The request would affect: Allen, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberia, Jefferson, Orleans, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin. St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion and West Feliciana parishes.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Interactive Map

Wave Heights

Gulf of Mexico Wave Heights

Gulf of Mexico Wave Heights

Gulf of Mexico Wave Heights

Caribbean Wave Heights

Caribbean Wave Heights

SW Atlantic Wave Heights

SW Atlantic Wave Heights

N Atlantic Wave Heights

N Atlantic Wave Heights

Tropical Alerts

Tropical Watch-Warning

Tropical Watch-Warning

Tropical Watch-Warning

Hurricane Wind Probability

Hurricane Wind Probability

Tropical Storm Wind Probability

Tropical Storm Wind Probability

Surge Forecast

Surge Forecast

Important Information

Generator Safety

Generator Safety

Generator Safety

Hurricane Facts

Hurricane Facts

List of Names

List of Names

Hurricane Scale

Hurricane Scale

Local News

More Local

From The National Hurricane Center

From The National Hurricane Center

Atlantic 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image


Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Outlook Image

Sidebar

Emergency preparedness links

Power outage maps