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Task Force hosting meetings to assist families, address damage to cemeteries in Louisiana

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 14:13:45-04

The Louisiana Cemetery Task Force will be hosting informational meetings next week to assist families whose loved ones are buried in cemeteries damaged by Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

“It is very important that the damaged tombstones and displaced caskets, vaults, and remains are returned to their appropriate places,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “My office has been active in this mission since Laura passed and we are committed to properly and respectfully taking care of Louisiana’s deceased.”

Attendees to the following meetings should register in advance for “funeral assistance” by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362, visiting, or using the FEMA Mobile App:

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Founder's Hall (2031 Opelousas Street in Lake Charles)

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: St. Mary of the Lake Parish Hall (11054 La Highway 384 in Lake Charles)

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Immaculate Conception Church Fellowship Hall (2700 Maplewood Drive in Sulphur)

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Blvd in New Orleans)

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Blvd in New Orleans)

Attorney General Jeff Landry also reminded those needing assistance who are unable to attend one of the aforementioned meetings that they may contact his office by phone at 225-326-6056 or by email at

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