U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a “social media summit” meeting with prominent conservative social media figures in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
(Reuters) – 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.
Reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky