Today is last day to register for FEMA disaster assistance
Posted on 11/14/2016 2:33:00 AM.

Today is the final day for flood victims to register for Disaster Assistance. Ray Perez with FEMA says approximately 152,000 individuals have registered for federal aid. He says families are finally able to start the recovery process.

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The deadline to register for FEMA assistance has been extended
Posted on 10/12/2016 4:09:00 PM.

The deadline for August flood victims to apply for FEMA aid or low interest loans from the Small Business Administration has been extended until to November 14th. FEMA spokesperson Kurt Pickering says this will give people more time to register for assistance. He says so far, individual households in Louisiana have received 699-million dollars in grants to repair their homes.

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Gov. Edwards requests an additional $800 million in federal disaster aid
Posted on 9/12/2016 6:33:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has requested an additional $800 million in federal dollars for disaster relief. The now $2.8 billion request will be considered by Congress in the coming weeks. Edwards says the extra money will go towards flood control projects, instead of requiring flood victims to elevate their homes.

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Federal agencies says they're committed to the flood recovery
Posted on 8/26/2016 3:39:00 AM.

US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and the administrator from the Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet say the federal government is committed to the flood recovery in Louisiana. The two of them toured damaged areas of the Baton Rouge area yesterday. Contreras-Sweet reminds flood victims they can apply for low interest loans to repair their damaged home or business.

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Over 86,000 people registered for disaster aid
Posted on 8/18/2016 12:40:00 PM.

Over 86,000 people have registered for federal disaster assistance with FEMA after the devastating floods ravaged thousands of homes in south Louisiana. FEMA Spokesperson Maria Padron says to register, call the disaster hotline at 1 (800) 621-FEMA and the lines are open until 10 p.m. seven days a week. She says the next step is an inspector will come out to the home to verify the losses.

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