Posted: Sep 5, 2012 6:21 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 6:21 PM
LAPLACE- A week after Hurricane Isaac rocked residents in St. John Parish, relief is ready for victims of flooding.
Red Cross Volunteers combed the hardest hit neighborhoods, handing out cleanup kits and food.
"When you don't have nothing, it'll do, it helps us to keep going, to have a little hope," said Angelo Bernard, who's home was flooded.
At the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center victims are seeking assistance with housing.
"It was traumatic, knowing you don't have anywhere to come back home to," said Javanti Smith, who was washed out of her home.
FEMA is giving assistance to victims with housing in local hotels and apartment complexes, while they fix their homes.
"It's not to bring them to pre-disaster status, but it is to bring them to get them started on the road to recovery," said Daniel Martinez, with FEMA.
Nearby, folks waited hours for Disaster Food Stamps, something they say could help fill a gap left by Isaac.
"I have a deductible, because I have damage to my home, that's a 500 dollar deductible, plus being out of work for a week and a half, so you have that on top of everything else, it gets hard, it gets frustrating," said Wendy Bourgeois, who was waiting with her kids for help.
If you need assistance you can call FEMA to start your application at 1-800-621-3362 or visit their Disaster Recovery Center at New Wine Christian Fellowship in LaPlace on Airline.