FEMA hotel program extended through mid-December
BATON ROUGE - FEMA officials announced another extension for the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program Monday evening, extending the program until Sunday, Dec. 18.
FEMA's extension of the deadline will provide more time for flood evacuees to stay in rooms paid for by the federal government.
Many people have been staying in area hotels since the August 2016 flood. FEMA is providing assistance through its disaster relief programs. The assistance was set to expire Friday, Nov. 18, but it has been extended for another month.
Officials said there are currently 2,150 families still in the program, and forms will be sent out soon to get an updated living status.
FEMA will continue to cover lodging expenses until Dec. 18. The agency will alert those taking advantage of the program.