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Louisiana Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for State

Louisiana’s governor has asked the White House to declare a major disaster in his state to free up more direct federal aid to cope with the surging coronavirus outbreak, warning that the New Orleans area could run out of hospital …

Arkansas Seeking Federal Disaster Declaration for Flooding

Arkansas’ governor has asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for eight counties that have been hit by historic flooding along the Arkansas River. Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked Trump in a letter dated Thursday to declare a disaster …

Mississippi Gov Seeks Federal Tornado Aid for End of April Outbreak

Residents of Holmes and Montgomery counties in Mississippi could get federal help following April 30 tornadoes, if Gov. Phil Bryant gets his way. Bryant on Thursday officially asked that President Donald Trump declare a disaster. The Republican governor also asks …

Oklahoma Governor Requests Disaster Declaration for November Storm

Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government for 18 Oklahoma counties affected by a winter storm last month. Fallin’s office announced the request on Dec. 17. If approved, federal funds would be available to …