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
You may be able to get funds to repair your rental property while helping survivors of the recent severe storms and floods at the same time.
Lots of folks have been asking about debris removal. Here's the lay of the land:
FEMA doesn’t put boots or equipment on the ground for debris removal – they reimburse parishes for eligible debris removal activities. The impacted parishes determine the debris/trash removal schedule after bidding out and finalizing contracts.
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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.
Read more: https://www.dailycomet.com/news/20161021/graves-to-host-thibodaux-town-hall-meeting
“Without question, we deserve a good bit more funding than has been provided.”
Louisiana 6TH District Congressman Garret Graves is talking about federal funding for rebuilding from the August flood. He's frustrated by what went down before Congress recessed last week, authorizing less than $500-million for Louisiana's needs.