Governor Seeking To Expand President's Emergency Declaration

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Governor John Bel Edwards is asking President Donald Trump to expand an emergency declaration issued as Tropical Storm Harvey headed for Louisiana.

The wind-packed, torrential-rain-producing system moved into the state yesterday and is nearing its exit as a depression.

Edwards wants Allen, Acadia, Iberia, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine and Vernon parishes added to the emergency declaration because of the need for debris removal and emergency protective needs.

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