President Trump approved an Emergency Declaration for Louisiana on Wednesday night. The approval grants FEMA the ability to provide emergency protective measures to 25 parishes in Louisiana.
Communities still recovering from previous hurricanes in Zeta’s path will need to prepare quickly. Zeta is expected to produce high winds and increased flooding. Many areas still flooded from previous storms are expected to be affected the worst.
Previously Major Disaster Declarations were approved for hurricanes Laura, Sally, and Delta. Zeta’s disaster response will be executed by state and local partners, with FEMA support. The increased assistance comes while FEMA is still supporting survivors from the previous hurricanes with over 1,300 staff throughout the Gulf Coast working virtually or in person.
Hurricane Zeta has surprised many by strengthening from a Category 1 storm to a Category 2 storm this past Monday. Some officials believe it could become Category 3 given its severity.
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