Livingston, Tangipahoa added to federal disaster area; clears way for assistance
LIVINGSTON - People here are now eligible for federal disaster assistance since Livingston Parish was added to the Louisiana federal disaster area Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa was also added to the list which now includes 14 other parishes: Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Madison, Natchitoches, St. Tammany, Union, Vernon, Washington, West Carroll and Winn. Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland and Webster parishes were declared federal disaster areas on Sunday.
The disaster declaration clears the way for individual assistance for people living in those parishes. It also includes public assistance - help for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and for debris removal and emergency protective measures.
FEMA will deploy disaster assistance teams for help people register for aid. People can also register for help on the internet at www.disasterassistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-3362; TTY: 1-800-462-7585.
Louisiana is offering disaster unemployment assistance, too. Applicants should apply online at http://www.laworks.net or call the Benefits Analysis Team at 1-866-783-5567 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional information is available at http://www.laworks.net.
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