BATON ROUGE– Hurricane Isaac survivors in Louisiana who have questions about state and federal disaster assistance should go straight to the source for answers, and contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) first.
“We encourage you to act fast and come to us first for the correct information,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall of FEMA. “And once you get in touch with us, stay in touch. We’re here to answer any questions you may have.”
Contact FEMA first, if you…
Survivors are encouraged to visit the Disaster Recovery Center at New Wine Christian Fellowship, 1929 W Airline Hwy, LaPlace if they would like to speak directly with a FEMA recovery specialist.
Louisianians can also call the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are operating from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Helplines also are available for survivors who need:
Homeowners, renters and business owners in 21 Louisiana parishes can now apply for federal disaster grants and loans. The parishes are Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington and West Feliciana.
For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4080or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow FEMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.