Renters and homeowners in parishes designated for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Delta have until Dec. 16 to register for help.
According to the agency, federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged property.
Additionally, grants may be available to help with other expenses such as medical and dental care, childcare, funeral and burial costs, replacing essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle repairs and cleanup.
Survivors who live in the following parishes that have been designated for this disaster may be eligible: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Rapides and Vermilion.
For residents who plan on visiting a FEMA registration site, organizers ask that you make sure your paperwork is in order.
"It's really important that survivors are keeping their receipts and all sort of documents that have anything to do with their disaster-related needs," explained FEMA spokesperson Lenisha Smith. "Just so they have everything when the time comes if they want to make an appeal. Also, survivors can appeal the amount that FEMA has given. For example, if we gave you $2,500, but you may need a little bit more, you can come back and say, 'I need this and this is why.'"
For more information or to register for assistance:
- Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY at 800-877-8339).
- Visit the FEMA website disasterassistance.gov/.
- To find a drive-thru DRC you can text 43362 and type DRC and your ZIP Code (i.e. DRC 12345).
- To receive a link to download the FEMA app: - Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362 - Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362
- Call 211 or text 527435837 to 898-211.
Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.
1105 W Port Street
ABBEVILLE, LA 70510
5600 Coliseum Boulevard
ALEXANDRIA, LA 71303
1290 Rees Street
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA 70517
SAINT MARTIN Parish
1960 W. Laurel Ave.
EUNICE, LA 70535
SAINT LANDRY Parish
1212 East Pont Des Mouton Rd
LAFAYETTE, LA 70507
403 4th Street
RAYNE, LA 70578
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