Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration

Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration
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President Trump has approved a Louisiana emergency declaration as rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey's aftermath continue to hit the region.

Parts of Louisiana could get up to 25 inches of rain, the Times-Picayune reported Sunday.

Houston and other parts of Texas have also been devastated by the storm. Trump had already announced a disaster proclamation for Texas, granting the state federal aid as Harvey made landfall. At least five people have died from the storm.


The moves from the president gives the Federal Emergency Management Agency the authorization to "coordinate all disaster relief efforts," according to the White House.

"This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency has inflicted on the local population, and provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures," the White House said.

Harvey made landfall Friday as a Category 4 hurricane but has since been downgraded.

Trump is expected to visit Texas on Tuesday amid ongoing recovery efforts.