FEMA Offers Equal Access to All Disaster Survivors

FEMA and the state of Louisiana are committed to providing disaster assistance to people with disabilities and access and functional needs. Assistance is also available for those who communicate in languages other than English. Some individuals without a disability may have temporary or long-term conditions where they also need a little extra help but might not think to ask for it. FEMA offers extra assistance to people such as older adults, individuals who have difficulty with English, or those who have problems with transportation or finances. Be sure to answer “yes”...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Bastrop County, Texas

Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Bastrop County, Texas. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment...

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Bastrop County, Texas

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Bastrop County, Texas. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day...

FEMA/State Supports Ida Survivors with Temporary Sheltering and Housing Solutions on their Unique Paths to Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA and the State of Louisiana are working hard together to ensure that survivors of Hurricane Ida living in hard-hit parishes have safe places to stay temporarily while they take steps to recover.   To help address the shortage of sheltering and housing options in Southeast Louisiana, the state is establishing some temporary solutions, including a non-congregate sheltering program using recreational vehicles, such as travel trailers. Non-congregate shelters are locations where an individual or family can live safely with some level of privacy. This program will focus...

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More than $800 Million Distributed, Recovery Remains Focused 30 Days After Hurricane Ida Landfall

WASHINGTON -- In the 30 days since Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana, disaster survivors have received more than $660 million in grants and $211 million in low-interest loans to survivors of the storm, as state and federal efforts remain focused on helping survivors and communities recover. Additional assistance such as blue roofs and emergency hotel assistance is helping provide shelter for thousands of families who are rebuilding their lives. Recovery efforts for survivors include assistance for safe sheltering, rental assistance, home repairs and help with serious needs such as medical, childcare, moving...

Whole Community Response to Hurricane Ida

BATON ROUGE, La. –  As Louisiana makes strides recovering from Hurricane Ida, the united effort of government, private sector, nongovernmental agencies and humanitarian groups to meet survivors’ needs remains strong. Recovery after a disaster requires all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, private-sector businesses, and even survivors — each drawing upon their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of disaster survivors. Ironton, La. – Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews canvassed entire neighborhoods, helping survivors apply for assistance and learn about available programs. More than 51,000 survivors have been contacted through the...

FEMA Cost Share Adjustment Grants More Emergency Aid for Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional federal emergency aid available for the state of Louisiana for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged as a result of Hurricane Ida. Under the major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021, President Biden authorized a 100% federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for a period of 30 days from the start of the incident period. President Biden has now authorized an...