(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.