Livingston residents can get FEMA assistance for damaged graves
LIVINGSTON – A community meeting will be held for residents with family members buried in Livingston Parish to get assistance for the reburial of caskets that were displaced by the August flood.
According to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, 21 cemeteries have been damaged in the parish. Many cemeteries have already been fixed or in the process of being fixed, however there are still several that need assistance in the re-interment process.
Plainview Cemetery in Denham Springs
St. William Cemetery in Port Vincent
A.J. McKinney Cemetery in Springfield
Courtney Cemetery in Holden
Felder Cemetery in Denham Springs
First Baptist Church Cemetery in Maurepas
Foster Cemetery in Springfield
Goodwill Cemetery in Maurepas
Greater St. Mark Cemetery in Walker
Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Maurepas
French Settlement Community Cemetery in French Settlement
FEMA is making federal assistance available to families to help offset the cost to re-inter a casket or burial vault and to make repairs to graves impacted by the flood. The deadline to register for assistance is Monday, Nov. 14. If residents have a loved one buried in any of the above cemeteries, parish officials ask that they go check on their graves. If there is damage, residents are encouraged to attend the community meeting to document the damage and register with FEMA for reinterment funds.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Livingston Council Chamber in the Motor Vehicle Building at 20355 Government Blvd, Livingston, LA 70754 (an alternate address for the location is 29261 South Frost Road).
Representatives from Livingston Parish, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Attorney General's Office, and FEMA will be present at the meeting to answer questions and assist with the registration process.