President Barack Obama declares Louisiana a disaster area after the historic floods. This makes federal funding available for residents in four south Louisiana parishes. But, that list is expected to grow as evaluations of the damage are made by federal officials.
Floodwaters are still present in south Louisiana and as for central Louisiana, Avoyelles Parish has been affected. Our ABC 31’s Taylor Rubach spent yesterday there and has more in this report.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/16/16