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  • FEMA will not duplicate benefits of insurance

    January 19, 2017 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flood survivors must not accept the same benefits from more than one source, also known as the duplication of benefits, FEMA officials say. Federal and state agencies responding to disasters are prohibited from duplicating the benefits of insurance companies or other public or private entities. FEMA cannot... more »
  • Plumbing company sends lien notices to flood victims Play Video

    January 18, 2017 6:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Some people still rebuilding after the flood are getting a disturbing letter in the mail. They're being threatened with a property lien. It's been mailed to a few dozen "FEMA Recipients," or people with manufactured housing units. The letter is from a plumbing company in Shreveport,... more »
  • New round of inspections for FEMA trailers Play Video

    January 18, 2017 12:25 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- FEMA is close to delivering all the temporary mobile homes to flood victims in the capital region. Now another round of inspections will ramp up to confirm people living in the trailers still need them. FEMA will schedule appointments with homeowners to meet in person. Similar to... more »
  • FEMA extends hotel checkout deadline to Feb. 10

    January 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA announced Thursday that the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program will be extended for another 24 days. According to a statement, FEMA says eligible Louisiana flood survivors may stay in hotels or motels through Thursday, Feb 9, but must check out by Feb. 10, 2017. ... more »
  • Kennedy seeks ban on officials getting flood recovery work

    January 11, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says U.S. Sen. John Kennedy's call to ban public officials and their family members from receiving flood recovery rebuilding contracts is already in law. Richard Carbo, a spokesman for the Democratic governor, says if Kennedy wants to go further than what's currently on... more »
  • Unwanted FEMA trailer blocks home repairs Play Video

    January 10, 2017 10:34 PM

    UPDATE : The couple says the trailer has now been removed from the premises. BATON ROUGE - A couple rebuilding their flood damaged home had to delay their progress when FEMA dropped off a trailer right outside their house. B.J. and Kimmie Kirkpatrick applied for the trailer right... more »
  • Flood survivors battle freezing temperatures in harsh conditions

    January 8, 2017 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Jeffrey Turner is living in his flood damaged trailer home near Denham Springs. There’s mold on the walls, no working bathroom and the pipes froze this weekend. To keep warm, Turner must confine himself to one small room, the only part of the trailer that has... more »
  • FEMA unit left unlocked for weeks due to maintenance backlog Play Video

    January 3, 2017 6:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - FEMA tells flood victims living in manufactured housing units to call their maintenance number if there's a problem with an appliance or their unit. Some of those calls are taking weeks to answer. Debbie Gonzalez has been sleeping in a FEMA unit that does not lock.... more »
  • Woman gets MHU delivery after '2 On Your Side' report Play Video

    December 23, 2016 5:50 PM

    CENTRAL - A woman who was upset after FEMA promised that her approved housing unit would arrive "any day" says her problem was solved thanks to a WBRZ report. It was a difficult road for Kandy Rodgers, who said communication issues with FEMA kept her waiting for her approved... more »
  • Woman waiting on MHU tired of communication mishaps Play Video

    December 22, 2016 6:21 PM

    CENTRAL - FEMA says it expects to have everyone who has been approved for a Manufactured Housing Unit, in one by January 31. It's been a difficult road for Kandy Rodgers, who says the communication issues surrounding her MHU continue. She's been told it would be "any day" and... more »
  • Man surprised by size of FEMA housing unit, changes by manufacturer Play Video

    December 21, 2016 6:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS: A man's prayers were answered but somewhere along the line the result got lost in translation. Gene Bazar received a FEMA trailer Monday, but it's not the one he expected. "It's too long," he said. Bazar says he's been waiting to get a Manufactured Housing... more »
  • Stuck in the mud, FEMA trailer sinking Play Video

    December 19, 2016 6:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A woman trying to rebuild after the flood says FEMA has her stuck. Her manufactured housing unit is sinking into her front yard and now she's got a mess with few answers. Kerry Efferson says the whole process of getting a MHU on her Denham Springs... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery centers close; some transition to loan outreach centers Play Video

    December 16, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All FEMA disaster recovery centers that have been open since the August flood will close today at 6 p.m. The centers have been a place for residents to receive assistance on how to rebuild. One flood survivor, Jimmy Halford, has been to the centers multiple... more »
  • Worker says sub on FEMA job stiffed him thousands Play Video

    December 16, 2016 6:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A man hired to build the stairs and and porches for FEMA's Manufactured Housing Units says he hasn't been paid. Donipher Crosby says pay day was three weeks ago. His boss hasn't returned his calls so he called 2 On Your Side. Crosby says he... more »
  • FEMA extends TSA program to January 17

    December 15, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has approved Louisiana’s request to extend the Traditional Sheltering Assistance program until January 2017. The TSA program is intended to provide “short-term sheltering” to flood survivors by allowing them to stay in FEMA approved hotel rooms. State officials requested the extension due to a... more »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff frustrated with FEMA Play Video

    December 12, 2016 11:27 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- The Livingston Parish Sheriff is one of many frustrated with FEMA. Sheriff Ard said his department had to put up money for deputies homes in an effort to keep flood-affected officers in the parish. Eighty-five percent of Livingston Parish residents were affected by the August flood. Of... more »
  • State to receive $26 million from FEMA mitigation grant program

    December 12, 2016 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will receive $26 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from FEMA for the March floods. Through the program, funds may be used for projects that support both state and parish hazard mitigation plans to reduce losses from future... more »
  • FEMA refuses to lessen Louisiana's cost for March flooding

    December 9, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. John Bel Edwards' request to lessen Louisiana's share of disaster response costs after March flooding that inundated north and central Louisiana. Louisiana's share of the federal response to the August flooding that ravaged south Louisiana is 10 percent. But... more »
  • Flooded home not considered total loss by FEMA, creating insurance issues Play Video

    December 7, 2016 6:34 PM

    CENTRAL - A homeowner thought he was covered by insurance when his home flooded in August. Now he's learned that's not exactly the case. Like many others, Herb Cornelius bought a home and purchased flood insurance. His home received 50 inches of water during the flood. The house is... more »
  • Continued FEMA assistance denied for woman paying rent, mortgage Play Video

    December 5, 2016 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A flood victim says she's been denied continued rental assistance from FEMA. While Anne Duvall repairs her home in Baton Rouge, she's been living in an apartment. FEMA awarded Duvall money to, which covered the deposit and the first month's rent. It did not cover utilities.... more »
  • FEMA grants governor's request to extend claims deadline

    December 3, 2016 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says federal authorities have granted his request for an extension of the filing deadline for those affected by August floods to submit a proof of loss claim. Edwards, in a statement Friday, said the extension approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency... more »
  • FEMA gives recovery update 100 days after flood

    November 22, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been 100 days since the historic August flood. An estimated seven trillion gallons of rainwater was dumped across southeast Louisiana, according to FEMA. That's more than four times the amount of water in Lake Pontchartrain. Tuesday FEMA announced more than 153,000 individuals and families registered... more »
  • More than 1,500 Ascension homes deemed substantially damaged

    November 16, 2016 6:35 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish officials announced Wednesday that 1,553 homes have been deemed substantially damaged due to August’s historic flooding. “We will begin sending out letters today, to notify property owners of their substantial damage assessment,” Parish President Kenny Matassa said. Matassa’s office says more than 10,000 homes... more »
  • FEMA now placing flood survivors in rental units Play Video

    November 15, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people are still trying to figure out where they'll live since their homes were destroyed during the flood. While some are living in their home and rebuilding, others are staying in manufactured housing units. Some, are still waiting. FEMA says it's working to find... more »
  • FEMA hotel program extended through mid-December

    November 14, 2016 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA officials announced another extension for the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program Monday evening, extending the program until Sunday, Dec. 18. FEMA's extension of the deadline will provide more time for flood evacuees to stay in rooms paid for by the federal government. Many people have... more »
  • City: Flood debris removed from Old Jefferson, Shenandoah

    November 14, 2016 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city-parish has completed its final flood debris collection in Old Jefferson and Shenandoah. Monday, the mayor's office said debris removal was complete in the 70817 zip code and final passes were starting in zip codes 70815, 70816, and 70819. Debris removal crews began their... more »
  • Deadline for flood victims to register with FEMA Nov. 14 Play Video

    November 12, 2016 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents with damage from the severe mid-August flooding have only a few more hours remaining to register for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 14. For those who apply online the deadline is 10 p.m. and for those who apply... more »
  • Family living in garage, losing hope waiting for MHU Play Video

    November 9, 2016 6:32 PM

    ZACHARY - A family says they're losing hope since they have been waiting for their FEMA trailer since the first week of September. Sally Maness and her family are living in the garage of their Zachary home while they rebuild. "It's like living in a nightmare," she said.... more »
  • Registration deadline for disaster aid is a week away

    November 5, 2016 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents affected by August flooding have one week left to register for disaster help with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 14. Residents can visit www.disasterassistance.gov , call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or visit at any FEMA disaster recovery center. Assistance... more »
  • FEMA now says some people won't get an MHU until 2017 Play Video

    November 3, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- At a news conference Thursday, FEMA announced the agency is so backlogged trying to get manufactured housing units here, some flood victims who qualified won't get them until next year. The lack of inventory was highlighted in a WBRZ Investigative Unit report Wednesday. Emails we obtained showed a... more »
  • Livingston residents can get FEMA assistance for damaged graves

    November 3, 2016 11:05 AM

    LIVINGSTON – A community meeting will be held for residents with family members buried in Livingston Parish to get assistance for the reburial of caskets that were displaced by the August flood. According to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, 21 cemeteries have been damaged... more »
  • Emails indicate FEMA is out of MHUs Play Video

    November 2, 2016 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you are currently waiting for a FEMA Mobile Housing Unit, you might have a bit longer to wait. Emails obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit appear to show the program is out of inventory. Two weeks ago, FEMA told us their inventory was low, but more trailers... more »
  • FEMA grant helps Livingston school campuses reopen following flood

    November 2, 2016 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – With the help of a $17.5 million FEMA grant, Livingston Parish school campuses have reopened for students following the August flood. Students were able to return to the following Livingston Parish school campuses: Doyle Elementary, Holden School, Springfield Elementary, Denham Springs Junior High, Freshwater Elementary, Northside Elementary,... more »
  • FEMA offering free tips for repairing post-flood homes

    October 31, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA is offering free information at area home-improvement stores about repairing or rebuilding homes damaged in the August flood. Representatives will answer questions and offer home-improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer "do-it-yourself"... more »
  • Shelter at Home application deadline Friday Play Video

    October 21, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents have a few hours left to apply for FEMA's Shelter at Home program. The deadline to apply for FEMA's Shelter at Home program is Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. for those wishing to apply in person at a disaster recovery center, 6 p.m. for... more »
  • FEMA unit delay, solved by 2 On Your Side Play Video

    October 19, 2016 5:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Many people are still waiting to get into their manufactured housing units following the August flood. Some say they've been locked out weeks for various reasons. Madeline Luke tells News Two she's been passed off from one person to the next, trying to get answers as... more »
  • Hotels booked, flood survivors having difficulty finding room Play Video

    October 18, 2016 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA extended it's checkout date for disaster survivors staying in hotels, but many hotels are booked solid. Cerita Smith was told she had to checkout of her hotel Tuesday morning, since it's booked and can no longer accommodate her. She's been staying there for a couple... more »
  • EBR disaster recovery center to close Oct. 20

    October 18, 2016 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The FEMA disaster recovery center in East Baton Rouge Parish is closing on Oct. 20. The center, located at the Zachary Men's Club on Rollins Road, will close at 6 p.m. Officials say that the need for the center has diminished and will result in... more »
  • FEMA hotel program extended through mid-November

    October 17, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA will extend the time flood evacuees will be able to stay in rooms paid for by the federal government. Many people have been staying in area hotels since the August 2016 flood. FEMA is providing assistance through its disaster relief programs. The assistance was set... more »
  • Tips for residents to prevent delays in getting FEMA units

    October 17, 2016 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana flood victims can help prevent delays in the process of getting a Manufactured Housing Unit from FEMA. If residents are eligible for an MHU and have applied, FEMA will contact the applicant for a site inspection if they want to place the unit on their... more »
  • Road to recovery could test patience of Matthew victims

    October 15, 2016 3:11 PM

    TARBORO - Thousands of displaced Louisiana families are still waiting for government assistance to return home two months after the historically catastrophic deluge from a no-name storm system. An equally stressful housing crunch could await victims of Hurricane Matthew, which just dealt a deadly and destructive blow to the East... more »
  • Shelter at Home deadline extended to October 21

    October 14, 2016 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has approved the state's request to extend the deadline to apply for the Shelter at Home program to October 21. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the need to extend the deadline was noticeable after hundreds of Louisiana flood survivors registered... more »
  • Flood survivors may be eligible for FEMA reimbursement for temporary lodging

    October 14, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Flood survivors who have registered with FEMA may be eligible for reimbursement if they had to pay out-of-pocket for temporary lodging due to flood damage to their home. FEMA officials say that residents are eligible for lodging expense reimbursement if they: - Register with FEMA... more »
  • There is a shortage of FEMA trailers in La. Play Video

    October 14, 2016 12:46 PM

    CENTRAL - State and Louisiana-elected federal leaders are frustrated with word that FEMA is scrambling to find more Mobile Housing Units; the common house trailers that have been towed to flood victims across the region. Central Mayor Jr. Shelton told WBRZ Friday, a n early-morning meeting with FEMA is... more »
  • More than 800 Central flood-damaged homes gone unreported Play Video

    October 13, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTRAL - Central has posted a list of 800 homes with damage worth more than 50 percent of the value of their home, gone without being reported to various government agencies. Two months after the flood, some homeowners say there are various reasons they have not reported the damage to... more »
  • FEMA and SBA disaster assistance deadline extended until Nov 14

    October 12, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents who need FEMA assistance after August’s historic flooding have until Nov. 14 to apply for individual assistance. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards made the announcement of the deadline extension on Wednesday afternoon. FEMA hopes the additional time will make sure that everyone affected by... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets high number of federal loans Play Video

    October 10, 2016 11:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish has the highest rate of federal loans awarded among parishes affected by the August flood. According to statistics provided by the Small Business Administration, 3,646 loans have been granted in a parish where 90 percent of structures reportedly flooded. In comparison, East Baton Rouge... more »
  • FEMA disaster centers to close on Sundays, Columbus Day

    October 6, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – All FEMA disaster recovery centers will be closed on Sundays. The closures are effective starting Oct. 9. In addition, all disaster recovery centers will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day. There are currently 15 FEMA disaster recovery centers open for... more »
  • Some Nonprofits May Qualify for FEMA Disaster Grants

    October 5, 2016 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from the August floods may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance grants to help them get back to the business of helping others. As part of its mission, FEMA provides grants to state, tribal... more »
  • FEMA sends blank denial letter Play Video

    October 4, 2016 11:53 PM

    CENTRAL- Flood survivor Thomas Maloy has jumped through all sorts of hoops trying to get federal aid. But it was the FEMA denial letter he received Tuesday that hit him like a bad joke. "I've been going back and forth with FEMA and then I got this wonderful letter... more »
  • Debris worker rescued after getting stranded on lift equipment

    October 4, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A worker at a debris site had to be rescued by firefighters after the lift equipment they were on got stuck in the air. Specifics about the worker were not released. The rescue happened at the FEMA site on Old Perkins Road around 4:40 Tuesday afternoon.... more »
  • Local regulations may prompt flood insurance help

    October 4, 2016 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents who have had homes or businesses damaged by the August flood may be required to meet certain building requirements before repairs start to reduce future flood damage, according to FEMA officials. The National Flood Insurance Program Standard Flood Insurance Policy provides Increased Cost of Compliance... more »
  • Few options after vehicles flood in repair shops Play Video

    October 3, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a pickup truck is caught in the middle of a fight after her truck was flooded at a mechanic shop in August. "I feel like [the business is ] financially responsible to replace the truck," said Mandi McKay. The gold, Mazda truck... more »
  • $146 million paid so far in ongoing flood recovery

    October 3, 2016 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has received $146 million in disaster assistance from FEMA, the federal government announced Monday. The funds are for the state to use to reimburse local entities for expenses related to response and recovery efforts as a result of August’s severe storms and floods. The... more »
  • Ascension begins debris removal from behind right of way

    October 3, 2016 11:18 AM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish is beginning debris removal from behind the parish right of way. Debris collectors will leave a note on doors of properties where debris is not curbside and on private property. Crews can only enter private property if the property owner signs a waiver. Typically, the... more »
  • FEMA authorized disaster loans for local governments

    September 30, 2016 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced Friday that FEMA has approved the Community Disaster Loan for Louisiana. Edwards said the program will provide aid to local governments impacted by last month’s historic flooding. The CDL is one of many programs through which FEMA provides direct loans... more »
  • Manufactured housing unit fails inspection, locked for days Play Video

    September 29, 2016 10:47 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A man has been trying to get answers about his manufactured housing unit for the past week and a half. William Kelly finally got the keys to his mobile unit Thursday, after sleeping in his truck for weeks. Water flooded his home, along with a truck... more »
  • Men posing as FEMA workers force into home at gunpoint, shoot resident

    September 29, 2016 4:08 PM

    AMITE – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are still looking for one man who they say posed as a FEMA worker, forced his way into a home at gunpoint then shot a resident in August. The shooting happened on Aug. 20 around 10:51 a.m. Deputies say 47-year-old Deshaun Harness and... more »
  • More than 500 FEMA housing units approved for disaster victims Play Video

    September 29, 2016 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, FEMA and the Small Business Administration gave their weekly update on Thursday afternoon. FEMA officials say that 557 mobile home units have been approved and placed for flood victims either on commercial and private sites. Currently there are... more »
  • Ascension works to rebury caskets and vaults following flood

    September 27, 2016 11:43 AM

    GONZALES - Reburial of damaged or dislodged caskets and vaults will begin soon, Ascension Parish announced Tuesday. Family members of remains already identified are in the process of being notified. Other families, though, are asked to report the conditions of family grave sites. There are a number of caskets... more »
  • Residents can get FEMA rebuilding advice at home improvement stores

    September 23, 2016 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware stores have teamed up to provide free information on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Lowe’s stores... more »
  • Update on Shelter at Home and FEMA mobile home processes Play Video

    September 22, 2016 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State and federal emergency officials released new information Thursday about post-flood disaster housing options. GHOSEP said that the purpose of the meeting was to address immediate housing needs for residents impacted by last month's historic flooding. Many residents have complained that the federal government response... more »
  • Residents can file for temporary housing aid extension

    September 21, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Residents who need extended temporary housing assistance from FEMA must provide proper documents to make the request. According to FEMA, residents that are eligible for the extension can use the temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live. To receive the extension, residents... more »
  • Politics and FEMA housing? Politician's daughter has sought-after mobile home Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- There are allegations of politics playing into who gets into FEMA Mobile Housing Units. To date, only 16 people have MHU's - manufactured housing units - in Livingston Parish. One of the first people to get one was the daughter of Parish President Layton Ricks. Some parish employees... more »
  • Damages to schools in EBR likely to exceed $10 million Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Flood damage sustained by East Baton Rouge Parish schools is expected to exceed the district's multi-million dollar insurance policy but officials, right now, are more focused on getting flooded campuses up and running again than the price tag of destruction. At Glen Oaks High School Tuesday,... more »
  • FEMA reminds applicants of their right to appeal a decision for disaster assistance

    September 20, 2016 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA reminds applicants of their right to appeal a decision made by officials for disaster assistance. FEMA officials remind applicants to read their determination letter in its entirety to understand why their application was labeled "ineligible." If applicants believe a mistake has been made or have... more »
  • Disaster Loan Outreach Center established in Pointe Coupee Parish

    September 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    NEW ROADS - The FEMA disaster recovery center that was closed Friday in New Roads will now serve as a disaster loan outreach center for flood victims. The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the center Monday for disaster loan outreach for businesses of all sizes. The center will be... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Weekend Hours

    September 17, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA disaster recovery centers are adjusting their weekend hours. Sunday Adjustments: The following disaster recovery centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays: Livingston Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church 15710 Highway 16 French Settlement, LA 70733 ... more »
  • FEMA extends checkout date for flood victims staying in hotels

    September 16, 2016 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has approved a 30-day extension for flood disaster survivors to temporarily stay in hotels. The extension applies to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in the state and allows eligible flood victims to stay in participating hotels temporarily if they are unable to return home. The... more »
  • FEMA says flood insurance rates remain unchanged after flood

    September 15, 2016 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – According to FEMA, last month's flood will not cause flood insurance to rise above already scheduled annual increases. The agency says that last month's severe flooding does not trigger remapping of flood zones or changes in base flood elevations. If residents' home or businesses were damaged and... more »
  • FEMA disaster recovery center opens in St. James Parish

    September 15, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A FEMA disaster recovery center is opening Thursday in St. James Parish to assist flood victims. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The center is located at the New Zion Gospel Baptist Church located at... more »
  • State politicians frustrated at FEMA's slow flood response Play Video

    September 14, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As state politicians countinue to fight for funding, many are saying they're dissatisfied with the time it's taking FEMA to get resources to families. "This isn't the first time we've had a disaster," Congressman Garret Graves told News Two's Brett Buffington. "It's not the first disaster we've... more »
  • With hundreds still homeless, FEMA trailers remain unused Play Video

    September 14, 2016 12:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA is trying to come up with answers as to why an extensive number of modular homes set aside for flood victims have remained unused. Tonight, more than 100 modular units still sit empty since showing up to the drop site. At a town hall meeting... more »
  • FEMA extends deadline to file proof-of-loss claims for flood victims

    September 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program policyholders to file their proof-of-loss claims. The extension allows policyholders 120 days from the date of their loss to file a flood insurance claim. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline that the Louisiana National Flood... more »
  • FEMA reminds residents to check with officials before rebuilding

    September 12, 2016 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and FEMA are encouraging residents to check with local officials before starting to rebuild following last month's flood. As more financial assistance reaches flood victims, more people are beginning to repair the damages they sustained to their... more »
  • FEMA to start contacting applicants by text

    September 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA announces that flood victims who applied for federal help may soon get a text from officials to let them know of their application status. FEMA says it is using texts to connect with applicants in an effort to enhance communications as it allows to communicate... more »
  • FEMA to start contacting applicants by text

    September 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA announces that flood victims who applied for federal help may soon get a text from officials to let them know of their application status. FEMA says it is using texts to connect with applicants in an effort to enhance communications as it allows to communicate... more »

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