Posted: Sep 7, 2012 4:05 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Sep 7, 2012 7:07 PM
SATSUMA - FEMA has opened its doors to residents in Livingston Parish today.
A disaster relief center to help people apply for federal aid will be open seven days a week in the shopping center just north of the I-12 Satsuma exit from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People seeking help are asked to bring proof of residency before they can fill out their forms on site.
FEMA representatives said anyone who was affected by Isaac should register for financial assistance. Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions and help people get the help they need to recover.
"Register from home if you want to, or you can come here and register," said FEMA Recovery Center Manager Gary Grabow. "Then we can talk about your application."
After calling, applicants will recieve a nine-digit number. That number will trigger an inspection, and from that inspection, people could see a check in the mail as soon as a few days later.
Maureen Cleveland isn't expecting FEMA to give her everything.
"I just came to see if I could qualify for some help," said Cleveland. "It doesn't hurt to check it out."
Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks expects a lot of people to come up from the lower end of the parish.
"Hopefully people can come in and get their questions answered and all their formes filled out," said Ricks. "I just want them to get the help they need now so they can move forward."