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Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

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U.S. President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the White House said in a statement late on Thursday.

The declaration frees up money and federal resources that the state can use in coping with the storm and its aftermath.

Trump tweeted Thursday evening: “To everyone on the Gulf Coast: As you make preparations to protect your homes & loved ones from flooding & the coming storm, it is imperative that you heed the directions of @FEMA, State & Local Officials. We are working closely w/ them. Please be prepared, be careful, & be SAFE!”

Via Reuters / Fox News

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