What to Expect After You Register

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you were affected by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22-27 and you live in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, Vernon, or Winn Parish, you may be eligible for FEMA help.  Assistance provided by FEMA for homeowners and renters can include grants for rent and repairs to make their primary home habitable. It can also help other serious disaster-related needs like replacing essential household items, medical and dental expenses and funeral and burial costs. Survivors should file an...

LOUISIANA: SPEND FEMA GRANT WISELY

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 28,000 Louisiana households have been approved for FEMA grants to help them recover from damage caused by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22-27. It is important to remember that the funds are to be used only for certain disaster-related expenses. FEMA may audit survivors to confirm they spent grants for basic home repairs, replacing essential household items or paying for somewhere to stay if they cannot return home. FEMA sends survivors letters that detail approved uses for grants. These may include: Repairs to make a home...

Louisiana: Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 28,000 Louisiana households have been approved for FEMA grants to help them recover from damage caused by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22-27. It is important to remember that the funds are to be used only for certain disaster-related expenses. FEMA may audit survivors to confirm they spent grants for basic home repairs, replacing essential household items or paying for somewhere to stay if they cannot return home. FEMA sends survivors letters that detail approved uses for grants. These may include: Repairs to make a home...

September 5, 2020

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 5, 2020 National Current Operations & Monitoring Significant Incidents or Threats: •  Severe Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding possible – Upper Mississippi Valley•  Tropical Cyclone Laura – Response / Recovery•  Wildfires•  COVID-19 Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic:    ○  Tropical Depression Omar   ○  Disturbance 1: Low (10%)   ○  Disturbance 2: High (90%)   ○  Disturbance 3: High (70%)•  Eastern Pacific:    ○  Disturbance 1: High (70%)•  Central Pacific: No new tropical cyclones expected during the next five days•  Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration...

Look Out for Disaster Fraud, Scams

BATON ROUGE, La. — When natural disasters occur, it is common for some people to try to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers trying to help survivors complete their applications. Scam attempts can be made over the phone, by mail or email, text or in person. Louisiana survivors of Hurricane Laura should be aware of fraud and scams and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals. Federal and state workers never ask for or accept money and always...

Hurricane Laura Prompts Flood Insurance Claims, What to Expect During Process

BATON ROUGE, La. –– Louisiana residents with flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program are beginning to make claims on their flood-damaged properties and should be aware of what to expect during the claims process.  Statewide, there have been nearly 800 flood insurance claims since Aug. 26 with the highest concentration of claims in Cameron Parish followed by Calcasieu Parish. Policy holders should follow these steps. You may be able to claim pre-flood measures For NFIP policyholders taking pre-flood measures, up to $1,000 in reasonable expenses may be covered to...

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image Incident Period: September 2, 2020 Declaration Date: September 2, 2020 If and when financial assistance is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every hour. Original linkOriginal author: Anonymous

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image Incident Period: September 2, 2020 Declaration Date: September 2, 2020 If and when financial assistance is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every hour. Original linkOriginal author: Anonymous

September 4, 2020

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 4, 2020 National Current Operations and Monitoring Significant Incidents or Threats: • Tropical Cyclone Laura – Response / Recovery• Wildfires• COVID-19 Tropical Activity: • Atlantic:   o Tropical Cyclone Omar  o Disturbance 1: Low (20%)  o Disturbance 2: Medium (40%)  o Disturbance 3: High (70%)  o Disturbance 4: Medium (50%)• Eastern Pacific:   o Disturbance 1: Low (30%)• Central Pacific: No new tropical cyclones expected during the next five days• Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity: • FMAG Approved – Snider/Rice Complex...

Lake Charles Document Drop Off Center Opens with Safety Protocols

BATON ROUGE, La. — A drive thru FEMA Documentation Drop-off Center will open in Lake Charles on Friday, Sept. 4.  Hurricane Laura survivors will be able to have their documents scanned into their case file and returned to them. Only document scanning will be offered. The center will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all participants. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. You will remain in your car. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive your documents through the window and return...