Washington, DC - Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) made the following statement about the $4.1 billion for Louisiana flood and other disaster recovery efforts that is part of a federal government funding bill expected to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and in the Senate on Friday:
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Last Week Revisited – On the Floor
After an extensive series of phone calls, letters and conversations with the agency, we're happy to inform flood victims that FEMA has issued an additional 60-day proof of loss extension. NFIP policyholders now have a total of 180 days following the date of loss to provide the proof of loss to their insurer.
Louisiana disaster survivors affected by August flooding have one week to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.
Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor sent out the following information this week:
Livingston Parish Assessor Announces Open Book Period for Review of Post-Flood Assessments
Assessor Jeff Taylor Requesting Information on Flood-Damaged Properties
Mitigation—Building back stronger
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisianans in parishes affected by August flooding now have until Monday, Nov.14, 2016, to register for federal disaster assistance. The State of Louisiana and FEMA advise that the deadline to apply for disaster assistance has been extended, so that all eligible residents have enough time to apply for assistance.
- TSA: For those who are eligible for FEMA assistance, FEMA transitional sheltering assistance provides lodging to displaced survivors who need a roof over their heads immediately. FEMA pays the hotel/motels directly; funds are not disbursed to survivors for this.
In The News
Louisiana leaders are voicing frustration with the federal bureaucracy tied to $1.6 billion that Congress has set aside for the state's flood recovery, as the state's Congressional delegation pushes for more money.
Anglers who fish the Gulf of Mexico don’t much care for the way red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico are being managed. Okay, yes, that’s understating things: Most Gulf anglers would cite last year’s annual season giving them a whopping nine days to fish snapper in federal waters as an example of failed management.
GONZALES — Five parish presidents in the Baton Rouge area have reached a consensus on three priority drainage projects in the wake of the August floods, Ascension Parish government said Monday.
DENHAM SPRINGS — Inefficiency on the government level has played the biggest role in the sluggish recovery of Livingston Parish and other areas following the August flood, Congressman Garret Graves said last week.
A Houma-Thibodaux area congressman has introduced a bill that aims to curb the number of federal regulations he says are strangling small businesses in Louisiana and across the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Obama took unprecedented unilateral action to block future mineral exploration and development of 118.8 million offshore acres in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
BATON ROUGE – A consortium of universities led by LSU has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a regional transportation research center. The Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, or Tran-SET, will focus on improving transportation infrastructure through the use of innovative materials and technology.
Louisiana voters may have gone all in for President-elect Donald Trump, but that support doesn't necessarily translate into political muscle. Three members of a congressional delegation that was already short on seniority are set to leave in January, and as of Friday, no locals appear to be among the crowds flowing in and out of Trump Tower these days.
U.S. Congressman Garret Graves will host a town hall meeting from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday inside the Thibodaux City Council Chambers, 310 W. Second St.
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