Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking that President Barack Obama amend the federal disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana  to include three additional parishes: Allen, Ascension, and Calcasieu.

Edwards said Wednesday that flood waters have damaged more than 900 homes in all three parishes. The governor says as a result of the high water, debris also has amassed on streets, highways, and waterways causing a threat to the health and safety of the citizens living in all three parishes.

Previously approved parishes are: Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Webster, Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, West Carroll, and Winn.

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