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Higgins, Delegation Urge Biden to Approve Disaster Declaration in Response to Hurricane Ida

August 29, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and the entire Louisiana congressional delegation delivered a letter to President Biden today urging him to approve Louisiana’s request for a major disaster declaration in response to  Hurricane Ida.

“The storm brought with it life-threatening storm surges, devastating rainfall, and 150 mph sustained winds that has caused widespread damage. This all comes as the state continues to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote the Louisiana delegation. “We ask for your swift consideration and approval of this major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana so that we can begin the process of recovery.”

"Specifically, the Governor has requested Individual Assistance and Public Assistance Categories A (debris removal) and C-G (permanent work) for the following 25 parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. We also ask that you grant the Governor’s request for statewide assistance," continued the Louisiana delegation.

Read the full letter here.