National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims
Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted
Where do I start the RECOVERY PROCESS?
- FEMA – Individual Assistance
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) welcomes Louisiana Mayors Jr. Shelton, Rick Ramsey and Gerard Landry to his office in Washington, DC today as the four men prepare to testify tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives at a hearing focused on FEMA’s response to the recent flooding that ravaged South Louisiana.
*If you receive a letter from FEMA that you disagree with, we encourage you to file an appeal. Many of the ineligibility mistakes are due to clerical errors. If you appeal, there may be a simple fix to go from ineligible to eligible.
Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:
(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578
To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center, log on with any computer, smartphone or tablet to the disaster recovery center locator at asd.fema.gov/inter/locator or use the FEMA app, available via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Important message from FEMA regarding "Mold Certificates":
State, FEMA Never Provide Mold Certificates or Charge Survivors for Services
In The News
by Mark Schleifstein at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
By Hayride Publisher, Scott Mckay
Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal recently purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands in the McHugh Swamp to offset the ecological impact of the construction.
While the deal represents a step forward, the canal, which has been discussed since the 1980s, is still years away.
My job is to represent you, and that works best when you and I are interacting. That’s why I prioritize open communication. For example, folks in Ascension Parish had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall in Prairieville this week. We filmed a “postgame interview” so those of you who couldn’t make it can still be a part of the action.
BATON ROUGE – U.S. Rep. Garret Graves suggested how the Comite River Diversion Canal project could more quickly come to fruition.
“Take it away from the Army Corp of Engineers (COE),” the 6th Congressional District said in an address Monday at the weekly luncheon of the Baton Rouge Press Club.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Zachary’s April 7 meeting.
He was invited to speak by Rotarian Sharon Phillips.
The president recently criticized companies that choose to leave the US for lower taxes, effectively calling them bad corporate citizens.
With ridership on the Capital Area Transit System’s rebranded Red Stick Trolley—formerly the Garden District Trolley—continuing to dwindle, Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, is calling for the agency to do away with the route and reevaluate just about every aspect of its operations.
Congressman Garret Graves argued there needs to be more solid communication among traffic engineers and state lawmakers about planning construction projects in I-10 through Baton Rouge.