President Trump declares emergency for Louisiana

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Ahead of his visit to Texas Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for Louisiana.
 
The declaration authorizes federal assistance for the area. 
 
Thousands of National Guard troops are on their way to the Houston area to help with rescuing efforts. 
 
So far Hurricane Harvey has claimed the lives of two people, but that death toll is expected to rise. 
 
This marks the first major meteorological disaster of the Trump Administration.
     
On Sunday morning the president held a teleconference from Camp David discussing recovery plans with Vice President Pence and cabinet members.
     
The president says he’s happy with how officials are responding.
 
He tweeted: “Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued.”
     
The White House says the president will go to Texas to see the devastation sometime Tuesday. 
     
In the meantime, President Trump says the “focus must be life and safety.”

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