Trump approves federal disaster declaration for tornado-stricken parishes

Lincoln, Morehouse, Union now eligible for public assistance grants

Trump approves federal disaster declaration for three tornado-stricken Louisiana parishes

(KSLA) - President Donald Trump has approved Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request for a federal disaster declaration for Lincoln, Morehouse and Union parishes.

The federal declaration comes in the wake of tornadoes in late April that claimed the lives of a woman and her son in Lincoln Parish.

The tornadoes left a trail of more than $12 million worth of damage, including damage on the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston.

The declaration is for public assistance only; assistance for individual homeowners still is under review.

Public assistance grants help communities with debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures and restoration of public infrastructure.

Local governments, states, tribes, territories and certain private nonprofits are eligible to apply for such grants.

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