SE La. flood areas not yet eligible for federal disaster assistance
BATON ROUGE - Federal aid is likely to come for areas of Louisiana inundated by floods in the last week.
The federal government declared Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster Parishes as disaster areas. Other parishes will likely be added to the list, which as of this post, does not include Ascension, Livingston or Tangipahoa - two capital region parishes that sustained wide-spread flooding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As of Monday, some places in those parishes remained under water.
The disaster declaration clears the way for individual assistance for people living in Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster. Public assistance - help for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities - will be available in Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster 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.
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