FEMA has approved 21 Louisiana parishes for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Laura, one of which is Jackson Parish. Federal FEMA assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans for uninsured property loss and other programs to help people and businesses recover from Hurricane Laura.
“People all across Louisiana were impacted when Hurricane Laura brought its strong winds ashore, knocking out power and causing massive destruction,” said Governor Jon Bel Edwards. “The people of these three parishes will be greatly assisted by this FEMA aid, and I hope they will register.”
Already FEMA has registered more than 140,000 households in Louisiana, paying out more than $89 million to survivors of Hurricane Laura, including more than $59 million for housing assistance and almost $30 million for other needs assistance.”
Parishes approved for FEMA aid is Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry Vermilion, Vernon, Winn and Union.
You can begin applying for assistance today by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585(TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
As of Sunday, there were 82,203 power outages in Louisiana, down from the nearly 615,000 that was immediately affected after Hurricane Laura. Nearly 13,000 Louisianans affected by Hurricane Laura are still sheltered in state, with thousands more in Texas hotels as well.