Edwards Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration After Winter Storm

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is requesting a presidential emergency declaration as Louisiana continues to experience severe winter weather.

Edwards submitted his request to President Joe Biden Wednesday evening.

In the request, Edwards sought direct federal assistance, specifically in response to extended power outages and also Emergency Protective measures under the FEMA Public Assistance program.

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