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Governor requests federal emergency declaration ahead of Zeta

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 27 2020 Oct 27, 2020 October 27, 2020 4:36 PM October 27, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is requesting that the federal government prepares to lend aid to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Zeta.

Governor Edwards sent a letter to the White House Tuesday requesting that President Trump declare a federal emergency for the state ahead of the storm's projected landfall late Wednesday. 

"I anticipate the need for emergency protective measures, evacuations, and sheltering for high-risk areas," the governor said in his letter.

Read the governor's full letter here

On Monday, the governor declared a state of emergency for Louisiana, in advance of Zeta. You can read more about he storm and Wednesday's forecast here: https://www.wbrz.com/news/the-latest-tropical-storm-zeta-set-to-restrengthen-as-it-moves-into-the-gulf

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