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Livingston residents can get FEMA assistance for damaged graves

7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, November 03 2016 Nov 3, 2016 November 03, 2016 10:05 AM November 03, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

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 in the parish. Many cemeteries have already been fixed or in the process of being fixed, however there are still several that need assistance in the re-interment process.

Those include:

Plainview Cemetery in Denham Springs

St. William Cemetery in Port Vincent

A.J. McKinney Cemetery in Springfield

Courtney Cemetery in Holden

Felder Cemetery in Denham Springs

First Baptist Church Cemetery in Maurepas

Foster Cemetery in Springfield

Goodwill Cemetery in Maurepas

Greater St. Mark Cemetery in Walker

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Maurepas

French Settlement Community Cemetery in French Settlement

FEMA is making federal assistance available to families to help offset the cost to re-inter a casket or burial vault and to make repairs to graves impacted by the flood. The deadline to register for assistance is Monday, Nov. 14. If residents have a loved one buried in any of the above cemeteries, parish officials ask that they go check on their graves. If there is damage, residents are encouraged to attend the community meeting to document the damage and register with FEMA for reinterment funds.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Livingston Council Chamber in the Motor Vehicle Building at   20355 Government Blvd, Livingston, LA 70754 (an alternate address for the location is 29261 South Frost Road).

Representatives from Livingston Parish, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Attorney General's Office, and FEMA will be present at the meeting to answer questions and assist with the registration process.

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