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

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 ParishLocation:  East Iberville Gym                  3285 Highway 75                  St. Gabriel, LA 70776Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)The new disaster loan outreach center will be transitioning from the FEMA disaster recovery center that will close on Friday, Sept. 16. With the community continuing to repair and...
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Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Iberville Parish for Louisiana Survivors

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 ParishLocation:  East Iberville Gym                  3285 Highway 75                  St. Gabriel, LA 70776Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)The new disaster loan outreach center will be transitioning from the FEMA disaster recovery center that will close on Friday, Sept. 16. With the community continuing to repair and...
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Disaster Recovery Center in East Feliciana Parish Closing Saturday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17:East Feliciana ParishLocation:  Gym at the Early Learning Center                  9414 Plank Road (Highway 67)                  Clinton, LA 70722With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any other disaster recovery centers and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.For more...
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Disaster Recovery Center in East Feliciana Parish Closing Saturday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17:East Feliciana ParishLocation:  Gym at the Early Learning Center                  9414 Plank Road (Highway 67)                  Clinton, LA 70722With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any other disaster recovery centers and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.For more...
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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:Pointe Coupee ParishLocation:  False River Parking Lot                  1200 Major Parkway                  New Roads, LA 70760With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any other disaster recovery centers and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.For more information or to...
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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:Pointe Coupee ParishLocation:  False River Parking Lot                  1200 Major Parkway                  New Roads, LA 70760With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any other disaster recovery centers and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.For more information or to...
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Flood Insurance Rates Remain Unchanged

BATON ROUGE, La. – Despite the worst flooding in recent Louisiana history, flood insurance continues to be available to homeowners, renters and businesses at the pre-flood price. Widespread flood losses in Louisiana will not cause flood insurance rates to rise above scheduled annual increases, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The August flooding does not trigger remapping of flood zones, or changes in base flood elevations. That includes the remapping efforts that have been in process for several years in six of the designated parishes. Revisions of Flood Insurance Rate Maps...
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Flood Insurance Rates Remain Unchanged

BATON ROUGE, La. – Despite the worst flooding in recent Louisiana history, flood insurance continues to be available to homeowners, renters and businesses at the pre-flood price. Widespread flood losses in Louisiana will not cause flood insurance rates to rise above scheduled annual increases, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The August flooding does not trigger remapping of flood zones, or changes in base flood elevations. That includes the remapping efforts that have been in process for several years in six of the designated parishes. Revisions of Flood Insurance Rate Maps...
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Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance Usually Takes Two Steps

BATON ROUGE, La. – Are you a homeowner or renter whose home is uninhabitable or who lost valuables because of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods? It takes two steps to get possible federal help for these losses.Step one: Apply for FEMA help.Step two: Return a completed application for a low-interest disaster loan if you were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) after applying with FEMA.FEMA cannot make you whole, but it may help your recovery move forward by providing grants for basic repairs to make your home safe,...
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Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance Usually Takes Two Steps

BATON ROUGE, La. – Are you a homeowner or renter whose home is uninhabitable or who lost valuables because of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods? It takes two steps to get possible federal help for these losses.Step one: Apply for FEMA help.Step two: Return a completed application for a low-interest disaster loan if you were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) after applying with FEMA.FEMA cannot make you whole, but it may help your recovery move forward by providing grants for basic repairs to make your home safe,...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in St. James Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Thursday, Sept. 15, in St. James Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.  St. James ParishLocation:  New Zion Gospel Baptist Church216 West Main StreetGramercy, LA 70052Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go online with any computer, smartphone or tablet...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in St. James Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Thursday, Sept. 15, in St. James Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.  St. James ParishLocation:  New Zion Gospel Baptist Church216 West Main StreetGramercy, LA 70052Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go online with any computer, smartphone or tablet...
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FEMA Reinterment Assistance

FEMA disaster assistance may be available for reinterment efforts in Louisiana cemeteries, where floodwaters have dislodged or destroyed caskets, vaults, and mausoleums.FEMA disaster assistance for reinterment of exposed human remains or dislodged burial vessels is available to individual survivors and cemeteries on a case-by-case basis. Factors that affect eligibility for assistance include where the cemeteries are located, who has legal responsibility for them, and who has legal ownership of them.Information regarding reinterment assistance is available at the FEMA helpline,800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.,...
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FEMA Reinterment Assistance

FEMA disaster assistance may be available for reinterment efforts in Louisiana cemeteries, where floodwaters have dislodged or destroyed caskets, vaults, and mausoleums.FEMA disaster assistance for reinterment of exposed human remains or dislodged burial vessels is available to individual survivors and cemeteries on a case-by-case basis. Factors that affect eligibility for assistance include where the cemeteries are located, who has legal responsibility for them, and who has legal ownership of them.Information regarding reinterment assistance is available at the FEMA helpline,800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.,...
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Disaster Recovery Center in West Baton Rouge Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at noon on Friday, Sept. 16:West Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound210 Turner DrivePort Allen, LA 70767With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA,...
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Disaster Recovery Center in West Baton Rouge Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at noon on Friday, Sept. 16:West Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound210 Turner DrivePort Allen, LA 70767With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA,...
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Disaster Recovery Center in Iberville Parish Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:Iberville ParishLocation: East Iberville Gym3285 Highway 75St.Gabriel, LA 70776With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.  Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go online with any computer,...
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Disaster Recovery Center in Iberville Parish Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:Iberville ParishLocation: East Iberville Gym3285 Highway 75St.Gabriel, LA 70776With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.  Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go online with any computer,...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Ian, Disturbance 1 (93L): Low (0%), Disturbance 2 (95L): Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Orlene (CAT 2) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through early Thursday morning Significant Weather: •Rain/Snow – CA, Northern and Central Rockies •Rain/Thunderstorms – CA and Central Great Basin; Southwest to Great Lakes; Southern Plains to Southeast •Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – AZ, NV, & UT •Red Flag...
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National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by August’s severe storms and flooding to file proof-of-loss claims.You now have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a flood insurance claim if you’re a Louisiana NFIP policyholder. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline NFIP usually requires for policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim.FEMA determined Louisiana policyholders need more time to file claims given the recent flooding’s magnitude.The proof-of-loss is included in the claims...
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