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Louisiana Floods August 2016

Severe storms and flooding devastated areas in Louisiana on August 11, 2016 through August 31, 2016.   The President made a major disaster declaration for Louisiana on August 14, 2016.

For Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4277), Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Point Coupee, Livingston, St. james, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington and West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes. 

Disaster Legal Services has been implemented for these tornadoes, storms and flooding in Louisiana.  The hotline number below applies to this activation. It is provided through FEMA under 44 CFR 206.164

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 14, 2016.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO NOVEMBER 14, 2016.  THE DEADLINE TO FILE FLOOD INSURANCE PROOF OF LOSS FORMS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 10, 2017.
 

Key resources for those affected by the floods: 

Residents and businesses affected by the August storms and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS NOVEMBER 14, 2016.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 14, 2016 TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
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Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:

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