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Maurepas residents upset over FEMA rejections

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Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:38 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 10:38 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Maurepas, FEMA, Livingston Parish, Hurricane Isaac

MAUREPAS - People here say they feel forgotten. Isaac flooded their homes and businesses now they claim FEMA is leaving them high and dry.

The feds have denied disaster claims for some people who live in Maurepas. Michelle Posey was one of them.

"What can you do when you're a single mom of three, working for just a little over minimum wage? I couldn't afford flood insurance on that house to begin with, so how do you pick up the pieces?"

Parish leaders in Livingston say FEMA is planning to return to the area.

"They're gonna go with our guys Friday morning, they're bringing in re-enforcements, and they're going to actually go down to this particular area, and they're going to go house to house ...and figure out where the issues are," said Parish President Layton Ricks.

People can also call FEMA directly for information. Dial 1-800 - 621- FEMA / 1-800-621 -3362.

But, people in lower Livingston Parish aren't satisfied yet. So, they're planning a community meeting Sunday at 1pm at the American Legion Hall.

FEMA responded to accusations about the denials. A rep told WBRZ, people should always re-apply. More can be found by clicking this link.

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