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Hurricane Delta: Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana

Washington: US President Donald Trump has approved the emergency declaration in the state of Louisiana over hurricane Delta, the White House said.

“Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Delta beginning on October 6, 2020, and continuing,” the White House said in a statement on late Wednesday.

The state of emergency gives the federal government an opportunity to provide assistance to Louisiana authorities in emergency relief efforts.

The National Hurricane Centre said via Twitter on Wednesday that the storm was growing in size as it neared the US coast, “increasing the threat for life-threatening surge.” US today reported.

 

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