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Deadline approaching for Tropical Storm Lee aid

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Posted: Nov 18, 2011 11:58 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Tropical Storm Lee, FEMA, disaster aid, emergency work, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne, West Feliciana, debris removal, WBRZ

BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests.

FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27.

Public assistance money is available to East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne and West Feliciana parishes for damage caused by the
storm in early September.

FEMA pays up to 75 percent of the costs of recovery work.

That can include debris removal and repairs for damaged infrastructure like roads, buildings, schools and parks.

Tropical Storm Lee rained on Louisiana for days as its center sloshed ashore Sept. 4.

Officials said there wasn't enough damage to private property to qualify for federal aid.

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