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FEMA assessment teams in area today

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Posted: Sep 7, 2012 11:13 AM by Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, assessment, team, FEMA, disaster, aid, storm, federal, hurricane, isaac

BATON ROUGE - Assessment teams from FEMA are in East Baton Rouge and St. Martin parishes today, looking at damage to see if it qualifies the parish for inidividual federal aid.

The teams will survey conditions and damage left behind from Hurricane Isaac, according to FEMA, and present a report on those damages to Washington and Gov. Bobby Jindal. The governor could then officially request individual aid based off their report.

FEMA still has to assess East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes.

Inidividual aid has been approved for 16 other parishes in the state already.

For more about disaster assistance and applying for federal aid, visit FEMA's website DisasterAssistance.gov.

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