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Louisiana Floods August 2016
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:
Louisiana Legal Assistance Hotline: 1-800-310-7029
- Flood Proof is an app created to clear title, for those that need to do so for assistance.
- You now have until May 10, 2017 to file your Flood Insurance Proof of Loss.
- The Shelter at Home Program is taking applications until October 15, 2016.
- The Governor has issued an Executive Order for Emergency Suspension of Deadlines in Legal, Administrative and Regulatory Deadlines until September 30, 2016.
- Survivors can get a refund of sales tax previously paid for items destroyed by the flooding in the impacted parishes.
- The offices of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) are open to assist disaster victims and other low income individuals.
- LouisianaLawHelp.org has a dedicated section with information for people seeking help with disaster recovery issues.
- SBA Disaster Loans are available for those who qualify.
- Free legal assistance available to storm survivors through a partnership between the the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Please see the press release for more information.
- Information to assist disaster survivors with general legal issues can be found by calling the state legal disaster hotline 1-800-310-7029.
- Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4277)
- Insurance Help - Summer 2016 Flooding- assistance from the nonprofit United Policyholders about Insurance Claims and recovery
- Disaster Food Stamps are available.
- Disaster Unemployment Benefits are available, even for self employed individuals. See this page for more information.
- Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana. Extensions have been granted for many filings.
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator
- American Red Cross Shelter Locator
- Louisiana Office of the Governor, the Resources for Flood Victims, and you can also get Shelter information from his page.
- Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management gives further information about this disaster and state programs available.
- FEMA Disaster Reporter: view pictures of the disaster either in a list view or off a zoomable street level map.
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.
- 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.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.
Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:
- Help After a Disaster: FEMA's Guide for the Individual Applicant