60°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
80°
59°
0%
Thu
87°
67°
20%
Fri
86°
70°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

FEMA extends assistance in 8 parishes

2 years ago Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:57:15 PM CDT October 02, 2012 Tuesday, October 02 2012 Oct 2, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending federal disaster aid in eight parishes to include supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

Eligible applicants in Catahoula, Franklin, Lafayette, Morehouse, St. Landry, St. Martin, Union and Vermilion parishes can now apply for FEMA Public Assistance reimbursement for repairs to roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities, parks and recreational facilities and other facilities.

The eight parishes had been designated previously for FEMA Public Assistance funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

Supplementary funding under the program goes to the state and its agencies, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations. Under the program, FEMA obligates funds to the state for 75 percent of eligible costs, while the applicant covers the remaining 25 percent.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
60°
56°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
80°
59°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
87°
67°
Fri
T-Storms
86°
70°
Sat
T-Storms
83°
73°