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President Biden approves Gov. Edwards’ request for Federal Emergency Declaration due to impact of historic winter storms

BATON ROUGE — President Joseph R. Biden has approved Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for a federal emergency declaration for all 64 Louisiana parishes impacted by the severe and historic winter weather. Specifically, FEMA will provide emergency protective measures (Category B) for mass care and sheltering and direct federal assistance from federal agencies.

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DOTD PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE WINTRY WEATHER

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development staff is preparing to respond in the event of adverse weather. Forecasts call for freezing temperatures with the possibility of wintry precipitation in some areas of the state this coming weekend.
DOTD will have crews out scouting the roadways and bridges and will be prepared to respond, if necessary.

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