The State of Louisiana's request for a Major Disaster Declaration has been approved by President Donald Trump. The declaration will allow Louisiana to get federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Governor Jon Bel Edwards announced the news on Twitter and you can see his official announcement here @LouisianaGov

Governor Edwards followed his initial announcement with a statement on Hurricane Laura's powerful effects that were left on Louisiana and you can see it below @LouisianaGov

 

Hurricane Laura affected the Lake Charles area in a major way but also left a lasting effect on the entire state of Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 system.