Louisiana, FEMA Provide Manufactured Housing Units to Some Survivors

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Louisiana Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Baton Rouge, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Home Depots from  Aug. 25 through Sept. 10. They will be available to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and...
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Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. - Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:SNAP Cards:(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAPGreen Cards: Phone: 800-375-5283Website: https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/replace-green-cardBirth and Death Certificates: Phone: 225-342-9500Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/635Louisiana Driver’s Licenses: Phone: 888-214-5367Website: http://omv.dps.state.la.us/Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards or Safe Deposit Boxes: Phone: 877-275-3342Website: https://www.fdic.gov/Credit Cards – Contact the appropriate issuing institution:American Express: 800-327-1267https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/help/lost-stolen-card.htmlDiscover: 800-347-2683https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/MasterCard: 800-627-8372https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support.htmlVisa: 800-847-2911https://usa.visa.com/support/consumer/lost-stolen-card.htmlCredit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnionPhone: 877-322-8228Website: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.actionSocial Security Cards:Phone: 800-772-1213Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/Fraud...
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Federal Aid to Rebuild Infrastructure Following Three Texas Disasters Nears Quarter Billion Dollars

AUSTIN, Texas—Three major disaster declarations affecting dozens of Texas counties—some on multiple occasions—will result in nearly one quarter-billion dollars in federal assistance to repair or replace damaged infrastructure.FEMA said today that combined federal aid for severe weather disasters in May-June 2015; October 2015, and January 2016 will help fund recovery efforts for 3,087 individual projects among 569 applicants for Public Assistance.Public Assistance is an element of FEMA’s disaster response that benefits everyone—neighborhoods, cities and states, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations—by reimbursing eligible work on damaged publicly-owned infrastructure.PA dollars:clean up...
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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish and in New Iberia in Iberia Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.The disaster recovery centers are at the following addresses:Veterans Home 800 Veterans Dr. Breaux Bridge, La. 70517Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center 2417 Darnall Road New Iberia, La. 70560Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.To register,...
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