FEMA: May 10 last day to apply for winter storm assistance
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - FEMA says Monday, May 10, is the last day for Louisiana homeowners, renters, or business owners who sustained property damage or loss caused by severe winter storms in February to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.
Residents who were temporarily forced from their homes because of utility failures should also register with FEMA. Reimbursement for hotel or other temporary rental expenses may be possible, according to FEMA.
Residents should register even if they have insurance, according to FEMA.
FEMA says they cannot duplicate insurance payments, but eligible homeowners and renters may be able to receive a grant from FEMA for losses not covered by insurance to help pay for basic home repairs, temporary rental assistance and other needs such as replacing personal property.
Individuals and businesses in parishes included in the Louisiana federal disaster declaration for the winter storms may still register for assistance or update contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision by:
▪ Going online to DisasterAssistance.gov.
▪ Calling the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
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