New program aimed at reimbursing residents affected by Ike

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - There's a new program aimed at reimbursing Lake Charles residents affected by flooding during Hurricane Ike.

If your home took on water during the hurricane you could be eligible for up to $18,000 for damages that weren't covered by insurance.

Officials have identified more than 300 homes that qualify. Most along the Contraband Bayou, Griffith Bayou and the Pithon Coulee.

$2.5 million in go-zone money has been re-allocated to help those  who were impacted.

Tonight the City of Lake Charles will hold a public meeting on the Ike payments.

There are two reimbursement programs, one for homes that were covered by flood insurance and the other is for homeowners whose homes were not covered.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center in the Jean Lafitte room.

We'll be there, and will bring you the details on later editions of seven news.

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