Lt. Governor says federal aid for flood victims could be limited
BATON ROUGE (WWLTV) - Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, who in recent years has had to handle his share of devastation as the Plaquemines Parish president during and after Hurricane Isaac, said people who need help after this devastating storm may have to look more to their neighbors and donations to charitable organizations.
He said FEMA's rules for aid have changed since Hurricane Katrina.
Here is a transcript of what he had to say Saturday as he toured devastated areas of the state.
We take your information and we do everything in our power, whether its through the Volunteer Louisiana with Americorps and church groups. It’s going to be a difficult road. It’s not like after Katrina when FEMA came in and wrote everybody checks. The law has changed and from Shreveport to Bogalusa to Monroe to Tanigpahoa to St. Tammany, so many people, this time, who hadn’t gotten flooded, don’t have flood insurance.
And there’s not going to be, and they need to know that. We’re going to have to rely heavily on – as we did after when Isaac flooded the east bank of Plaquemines and it flooded everything and a lot of people didn’t have flood insurance.
The expectation of the help coming is not going to be as it was after Katrina and we’ve seen every storm since Katrina, it’s gotten less and less.