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FEMA extends deadline for Laura victims to apply for assistance

Deadline: November 27, 2020
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Posted at 10:11 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 11:11:50-04

FEMA says that the deadline to register for Hurricane Laura assistance has been extended.

The deadline to register for Louisiana residents seeking disaster assistance is now November 27. The previous deadline was set for Tuesday, October 27.

Assistance is only available to those in parishes designated for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Laura.

Homeowners and renters can apply for federal assistance, which includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged property, according to FEMA.

FEMA says that 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.

To see if you live in a designated parish, visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4559/designated-areas.

For more information or to register for assistance:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
  • Visit disasterassistance.gov/.
  • To find a drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), text 43362 and type DRC and your ZIP code (for example DRC 12345).
  • To receive a link to download the FEMA app:
    • Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362
    • Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362
  • Visit fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app
  • Call 211 or text 527435837 to 898-211. For Louisiana evacuees that are now out-of-state, please call 337-310-4636. To get support, this number also is valid for TTY out-of-state users.
  • Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

Hurricane Laura survivors with home-repair questions should contact FEMA mitigation outreach at 866-579-0820 or at fema-mitoutreach-4559@fema.dhs.gov Monday-Saturday, 8am to 6pm CDT. To view mitigation resources visit https://fema.connectsolutions.com/lauramit/.

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4559 or follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6

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