The state has issued more than 200 water boil advisories and has lost more than 40 percent of the electrical power statewide for an extended period.
It also notes that every parish in the state issued an emergency declaration and many issued evacuation orders, and that health care may be disrupted for people who had to move out of their homes.
Louisiana's labor department is also asking the federal government for $3.4 million to pay unemployed state residents to help with cleanup work after Hurricane Isaac.
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