Baton Rouge, LA -- August 24 is the last day for homeowners, renters, and business owners to apply for federal and state disaster recovery assistance for damages caused by Tropical Storm Allison, and it is rapidly approaching.
Residents of Louisiana who suffered damage from Tropical Storm Allison between June 5 and 22 have barely one week remaining to register for federal and state disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for federal disaster assistance is Friday, August 24, 2001. Those who have suffered damages and don't register during the open application period will not be eligible for programs currently available.
Anyone who has not yet registered should do so as soon as possible by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Disaster assistance specialists are available to take calls between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., CDT, seven days a week until further notice.
Homeowners, renters, farmers, agricultural producers, and business owners in designated parishes who sustained damage from Tropical Storm Allison may apply for federal assistance.
Those with questions about FEMA programs or the status of their applications may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Helpline specialists are available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., CDT, until further notice.
More information is available on FEMA's "For the Media" web site: www.fema.gov/media, and Fax-on-Demand at (202) 646-FEMA. Radio actualities are available from the FEMA Radio Network (1-800-323-5248).