Speaking at FEMA headquarters in Washington today, President Donald Trump said that he will go to Texas and Louisiana this weekend to valuate storm damage occurred from Hurricane Laura.
“All Americans are thinking of the great people of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi-and all of those incredible states that are affected,” Trump said.
President Donald Trump and his Administration closely observing the situation on the ground, and he has deployed the Federal Government to support response efforts. The Administration started placing precautionary safety measures in place last week, in close coordination with state and local officials.
As a result, more than 3.5 million meals and 1.7 million litres of water were placed in Louisiana and Texas alone.
“We actually overstocked this year, because we knew it was going to be a higher than average hurricane season, so we’re in good shape,” FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor said. “We have plenty of funding from the Disaster Relief Fund and so, no one should worry about that in Texas, Louisiana, or Arkansas this morning”.
President Donald Trump urges all Americans in the storm’s path to carry on to take note of the advice of local and state officials concerning evacuation orders and safety measures.
“I just want to thank all of the people from FEMA in particular- and all law enforcement and everyone else locally, because they’ve done fantastic job,” Trump said.