BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Friday, August 28, 2020, President Donald Trump approved the major disaster declaration request submitted by Gov. John Bel Edwards, following the destruction left behind by Hurricane Laura.

“I appreciate President Trump’s quick action on my request for a Major Disaster Declaration, which will pave the way for getting aid to individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Laura in Louisiana,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards.

We will learn more details about the approval and how the aid will be distributed as the plans are made.

Gov. Edwards went on to say, “The devastation and damage stretch from Southwest Louisiana all the way through North Louisiana, with more than a half a million power outages remaining, tens of thousands of people displaced from their homes and, sadly, at least 10 lives lost.”