Trump OKs major disaster declaration for Louisiana

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This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 satellite image made available by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 10:41 a.m. EDT. Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm. (NOAA via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump Administration on Saturday approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana, making federal assistance available to supplement state and local recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta. President Donald Trump’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the storm which ravaged the state from Oct. 6 through Oct. 10.