WASHINGTON - FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Delta from Oct. 6 through Oct. 10.
“I want to thank the President for his quick action on my request for federal assistance related to Hurricane Delta, which impacted the very same communities in Southwest Louisiana that were already reeling from Hurricane Laura,” Gov. Edwards said. “This federal assistance will go a long way in rebuilding our damaged parishes and helping get people recovered and back to their lives.”
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Delta.
Federal funding is also available to the state, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Delta in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vermilion parishes.
Emergency protective measures including any direct federal assistance through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, will be provided at 75% federal funding. This assistance is for Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vermilion parishes.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
John E. Long has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.