Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration
Washington [USA], August 28 : United States President Donald Trump has approved a Louisiana emergency declaration as rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey's aftermath continue to hit the region.This move from the president gives the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the authorization to "coordinate all disaster relief efforts".
The White House in a statement read, "The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts."
This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency has inflicted on the local population," added the White House.
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 storm is Trump's first major natural disaster in office and will be the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005.
The President is closely monitoring the storm as it approached the U.S.