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Louisiana Storms and Tornadoes 2017
Louisiana Storms and Tornadoes 2017
Severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds devastated areas in Louisiana on February 7, 2017. The President made a major disaster declaration for Louisiana on February 11, 2017.
For Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4300), Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Orleans and Livingston 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 APRIL 12, 2017. Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO APRIL 12, 2017.
Key resources for those affected by the floods:
Louisiana Legal Assistance Hotline: 1-800-310-7029
- 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-4300)
- Insurance Help - Southeast Tornado and Storm Damage- 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, Tornadoes, and wind 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 Tornado Recovery Resources, 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 APRIL 12, 2017. YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY APRIL 12, 2017TO 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