After Hurricane Laura: FEMA
To get on the list, file an insurance claim at the same time you register with FEMA. If you have insurance, you must file a claim. You can register with FEMA online at disasterassistance.gov or
o People who use TTY may call 800-462-7585
o Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362
- Also, don’t forget Hurricane Laura survivors in Louisiana should register with FEMA even if they have registered with the agency for previous disasters. FEMA considers each disaster to be a separate event so survivors affected by multiple storms may receive help more than once.
- Do NOT be discouraged if you receive a letter saying you are ineligible for assistance. We might just need additional information so stay in contact with FEMA and make sure you submit all the required documents.
- A one-time $500 payment per household will be available for eligible survivors who have immediate or critical needs because their home is severely damaged. Register with FEMA to see if you’re eligible.
- FEMA grants may not cover all property damage, but it can help jump-start recovery by helping with basic repairs to make homes safe, sanitary and habitable.
- Be sure to call 2-1-1 if you need immediate housing assistance, which is provided through our state partners. And please be safe when operating generators to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- So far, FEMA has deployed 632 staff members who are fully engaged to help Louisiana residents. Our top priorities continue to be survivor needs and power and water restoration. We are working with our local, state and federal partners to facilitate these actions in a quick and effective manner.
- This disaster, in particular, has been a challenge due to additional concerns and precautions for Covid-19. Given the unique circumstances presented by a pandemic environment, we planned ahead to ensure the supplies, facilities and workers needed were available and have mobilized an extraordinary amount of resources to Louisiana to help.
- To support an effective state-managed, locally executed and federally supported response during this public health crisis, FEMA has also developed guidance to assist state, tribal and territorial governments in mass care delivery.
- We will continue to work with our response and recovery partners to mitigate the risks of coronavirus in Louisiana