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FEMA urges St. James, West Baton Rouge flood survivors to register for assistance

5 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 01 2016 Sep 1, 2016 September 01, 2016 8:12 PM September 01, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - St. James and West Baton Rouge parish disaster survivors may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance, according to FEMA.

They join the list of 22 parishes in which survivors may be eligible for FEMA assistance.

FEMA lists three ways to apply for assistance:

  • Log onto DisasterAssistance.gov on any computer, smartphone or tablet.
  • Download FEMA's mobile app.
  • Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362.

The phone numbers will be operating daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice. Residents in those two parishes do not have to register again if they've already done so.

FEMA is also reminding survivors to be wary of scams. You can read more about how to be careful in your recovery here.

Other parishes in which flood survivors are eligible for FEMA help include Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana.

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