FEMA is Hiring - Join Hurricane Ida Recovery Team

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Louisiana as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity! Do you like working outside ensuring materials get to where they are needed? Do you like to make sure work projects are being completed to specifications? Maybe you prefer inside administrative work to ensure...

Three Months Since Ida, Over $2.5 Billion in Federal Assistance for Louisianans

BATON ROUGE, La. – It’s been three months since Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever strike the U.S. As Louisianans rebuild, over $2.5 billion in federal grants, loans and flood insurance payments support their ongoing recovery. Major Accomplishments Over $2.5 billion in federal assistance has been provided to survivors to date, including: $1.1 billion in low-interest Small Business Administration loans for families and businesses. $580 million in housing assistance for homeowners and renters. $441 million for other needs assistance, including medical bills, vehicle...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Cut Off and Montegut

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Cut Off and Montegut to help survivors affected by Hurricane Ida. Survivors can get help with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents and have their questions about federal disaster assistance answered at the centers. All centers follow COVID-19 precautions. Masks are required for employees, volunteers and survivors.  Survivors can meet face to face with FEMA specialists at the following locations: Tarpon Heights Shopping Center Galliano Government Complex (parking lot) 16245 East Main Street Cut Off, LA 70345 Hours: 9...

Deadline to Apply for FEMA Assistance Today, But FEMA Remains in Louisiana

U.S. flagDeadline to Apply for FEMA Assistance Today, But FEMA Remains in Louisiana | FEMA.gov Skip to main content An official website of the United States government Here’s how you know Here’s how you know Languages Official websites use .gov A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States. Secure .gov websites use HTTPS A lock ( LockA locked padlock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.. Toggle Menu Disasters & Assistance Grants Floods & Maps...

Disaster Recovery Center in Golden Meadow to Close Permanently Today, Nov. 24

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center located at the Geaux Pass Service Center in Golden Meadow will close at 5 p.m., today, Nov. 24 and will relocate to aid additional survivors in other locations affected by Hurricane Ida. Residents of all parishes affected by Hurricane Ida can continue to visit a number of other centers open in Louisiana. To locate a center, check the FEMA app or visit www.FEMA.gov/DRC. All centers follow COVID-19 precautions. Masks are required for employees, volunteers and survivors.  Survivors can meet face to face with...

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to Close for Thanksgiving Weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. – All FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Louisiana will close for the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28. All centers will reopen at their regular hours Monday, Nov. 29. Monday, Nov. 29 is also the last day for Hurricane Ida survivors to apply with FEMA. If possible, survivors should visit a recovery center before the holiday to apply or to follow-up on applications and request other services. Individuals whose primary residence is in one of the 25 parishes designated for FEMA individual...

FEMA Teams up with SBA at Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the New Orleans Public Library Main Branch

BATON ROUGE, La. – Although the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Main Branch of the New Orleans Public Library has closed, FEMA specialists will be available at this location to help survivors. The former DRC is now a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center. SBA specialists will help business owners and individuals apply for low-interest disaster loans and close approved disaster loans. SBA provides federal low-interest disaster loans up to $200,000 to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for...

Hurricane Ida Assistance Still Available as Deadline Nears

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors of Hurricane Ida still have one week left to apply for assistance from FEMA. The final deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 29. FEMA assistance for individuals and families affected by Hurricane Ida can cover rental assistance, temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. The fastest way to apply for FEMA assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Phone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Individuals...

Two Disaster Recovery Centers in New Orleans and Gonzales to Close Permanently Nov. 23

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers at the New Orleans Public Library Main Branch (Orleans Parish) and the Gonzales Mental Health Center in Gonzales (Ascension Parish) will close permanently at the close of business, Tuesday, Nov. 23. Residents of all parishes affected by Hurricane Ida can continue to visit a number of disaster recovery centers in Louisiana. All DRC centers follow COVID-19 precautions. Masks are required for all visitors, employees and volunteers. Survivors can meet face to face with FEMA specialists at the following centers until they close permanently...

What’s Holding up Your Disaster Assistance? Call the FEMA Helpline and Find Out

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you applied with FEMA and have questions about your recovery process, immediate help is available. Simply call FEMA’s Disaster Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) to find out the status of your application, what additional assistance may be available or to have other questions answered. Multilingual operators are available to take your call. The lines are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you haven’t heard back from FEMA since applying, a number of common problems may have delayed the application process. For example, thousands...

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