Sep. 9—Though you may not see them,
"The state of
"When you pick up supplies at a POD, you might see the
By coordinating with volunteer organizations, it prevents multiple groups from showing up to one place at the same time, Mills said.
"Everyone is working together to get help to all hard-hit areas simultaneously," he said. "That takes a challenging amount of coordination to do that. If that sounds challenging, it is."
Before Ida made landfall
"People don't always see it, but
The agency said it has so far given more than
"A lot of people in
Those who have homeowners or renters insurance are being asked to file a claim as soon as possible. By law,
If you don't have insurance or are underinsured, you could still be eligible for federal assistance, officials said.
If you have homeowners or renters insurance, file a claim with that company first.
But if you don't have insurance, or it won't cover all of the damage, you can still look for aid from the federal government.
Homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ida and who live in a designated parish — including
Uninsured applicants whose homes are uninhabitable may qualify for reimbursement of hotel costs. Keep copies of your receipts to file with your application.
The agency has not yet determined when and if
"At this current time I haven't been notified that
The latest updates from
Here are some of the services
— The quickest way to apply for
— Some people may be eligible for a one-time
— Tarping for damaged roofs can be found by calling 888-766-3258 or by visiting blueroof.us.
— Residents who bought or rented a generator or chainsaw
— For temporary shelter, text "LaShelter" to 898211 or call 211 to find a shelter.
— Small businesses and most nonprofit organizations can apply for low-interest disaster loans or receive additional assistance at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. You can also call 800-659-2955 or email [email protected].
— Renters displaced by the storm may also apply for disaster assistance. Those who have renters insurance could call their insurance providers first to file a claim, the agency said. For information, visit disasterassistance.gov.
— Staff Writer
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