Feds ramp up emergency help for states hit by extreme weather

Gov. Edwards asked White House for help Wednesday

By: - February 18, 2021 2:17 pm

The deadly storms and bitter cold have claimed more than three dozen lives and left millions of people trying to stay warm and have safe water to drink amid bursting pipes and frozen water lines. (Photo by Jarvis DeBerry / Louisiana Illuminator)

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism. Before coming to States Newsroom, she edited news coverage of national education policy and the congressional budget and appropriations process for Politico.