The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana beginning August 26, in order to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Isaac.
The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all disaster relief in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures limited to direct federal assistance will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.
Gerard M. Stolar has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations in the affected area.
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