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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:45

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open on Friday, August 26, in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion parishes to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.


These disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Iberville Parish East Iberville Gym 3285 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776

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Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:52

BATON ROUGE, La. – When homes are flooded and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as photos, artwork, quilts and family heirlooms become more cherished. Although they may have been damaged in the flood, these treasures may be salvageable.

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FEMA Help Is Still Available

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:42

BATON ROUGE, La. – It is now more than a month since the record flooding and storms of August caused widespread damage throughout Louisiana. Many families and individuals lost their home or residence and were forced to find other solutions for their shelter. If you or anyone you know is still having problems finding suitable accommodations, it is not too late to register with FEMA for assistance with your housing needs.

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Understand the Process for Continued Housing Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:31

BATON ROUGE, La. –If you’re a disaster survivor who wants to extend temporary housing assistance from FEMA it’s important to provide the proper documents in order to make your request.                                

If you’re eligible for an extension, you may use temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live, such as a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle. The assistance covers rent, security deposit and essential utilities like electricity and water.

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Your Right of Appeal for FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:05

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your house flooded and you did not have flood insurance, you may have received some federal financial assistance for the August flooding. But if your home is in a floodplain and you hold a mortgage from a federally regulated or insured lender, you may be required to buy flood insurance.

This requirement applies when a building has been damaged and is located in an area that is at high risk of flooding. These high-risk areas are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).

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Future Disaster Assistance? Keep Flood Insurance Current

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 14:01

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your house flooded and you did not have flood insurance, you may have received some federal financial assistance for the August flooding. But if your home is in a floodplain and you hold a mortgage from a federally regulated or insured lender, you may be required to buy flood insurance.

This requirement applies when a building has been damaged and is located in an area that is at high risk of flooding. These high-risk areas are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).

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Disaster Recovery Center in St. Martin Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:40

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Thursday, Sept. 22, in St. Martin Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

St. Martin Parish
Location: St. Martin Council on Aging
391 Cannery Road
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

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Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish Transitions to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:34

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in Pointe Coupee Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

Pointe Coupee Parish
Location: New Roads City Hall
211 West Main Street
New Roads, LA 70760
Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

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Many Residents Missing Out on FEMA Help

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 08:45

BATON ROUGE, La. — Many residents of parishes covered by last month’s presidential disaster declaration might be eligible for federal assistance, but have yet to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Some homeowners and renters who would qualify for assistance miss out on aid because they are mistaken or misinformed about applying, or are returning to damaged dwellings. All you need to do is register with FEMA to get the process started.

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You Can Help to Move Your FEMA Assistance Request Forward

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 08:34

BATON ROUGE, La. — You can make a big difference in getting fast action on your FEMA application by providing all the information needed and then staying in touch. The state and FEMA rely on that information to process each claim.

When you register with FEMA, the facts you provide are used to determine what types of assistance you may be eligible to receive. When all the information is complete, FEMA is able to make a decision regarding your disaster aid.

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Disaster Recovery Center in East Feliciana Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 16:12

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in East Feliciana Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

East Feliciana Parish
Location:  Gym at the Early Learning Center
9414 Plank Road
Clinton, LA 70722
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

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Louisiana Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 15:52

BATON ROUGE, La. – Farmers and ranchers affected by the August flooding could be eligible for assistance from several agencies.

Louisiana emergency management officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency can assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate personal needs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest loans to farmers and ranchers for rebuilding or repairing their primary homes and replacing lost or damaged personal property. Call the SBA at 916-764-9918.

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee of the FEMA National Advisory Council

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 14:47

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for individuals to serve on the new Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWs, subcommittee of the National Advisory Council (NAC).

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:38

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:38

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Maryland

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:35

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding during the period of July 30-31, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Howard County.

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President Declares Disaster for Maryland

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:35

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding during the period of July 30-31, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Howard County.

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Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Iberville Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:41

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in Iberville Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.  

Iberville Parish

Location:  East Iberville Gym
                  3285 Highway 75
                  St. Gabriel, LA 70776

Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

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Disaster Recovery Center in East Feliciana Parish Closing Saturday

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17:

East Feliciana Parish

Location:  Gym at the Early Learning Center
                  9414 Plank Road (Highway 67)
                  Clinton, LA 70722

With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish Closing Friday

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:

Pointe Coupee Parish

Location:  False River Parking Lot
                  1200 Major Parkway
                  New Roads, LA 70760

With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.

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