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St Landry Parish reminds residents they can apply for Delta disaster assistance

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 16:56:10-05

Homeowners and renters in St. Landry Parish apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Delta.

St. Landry Parish officials say that to be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Delta from Oct. 6 to Oct. 10, 2020.

The deadline to register is Dec. 16, 2020.

If you have already registered with FEMA for Hurricane Laura, you must register again to qualify for help after Delta. When there are two or more disasters declared for the same designated area, FEMA works to ensure applicants receive all eligible help while preventing duplication of federal benefits.

You may register with FEMA by:

  • Going online at;
  • Downloading the FEMA app at;
  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week; or by
  • Visiting any drive-through Disaster Recovery Center in the state.
    • Word Ministry Church, 1960 W. Laurel Ave, Eunice, LA
    • Rapides Parish Coliseum, 5600 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA
    • Southside Community Center, 403 4th Street, Rayne, LA
    • Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA
  • Visiting a Mobile Registration Intake Center. The locations of these MRICs will be announced after plans for finalized.

Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

Take photos of all damage and save all receipts.

FEMA assistance alone cannot make survivors whole. FEMA’s disaster assistance programs are designed to help with grants for basic repairs to make survivors’ homes safe, sanitary, and secure and to provide a temporary place to live while survivors develop their recovery plans.

U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans are available for Louisiana disaster survivors. Businesses of any size and certain nonprofits can apply for loans as well. Apply online at For questions and assistance completing an application, call 800-659-2955 or email

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