Baton Rouge, LA -- Louisiana residents who have suffered losses because of the wind-driven rain and floods of Tropical Storm Allison now have until Friday, September 21 to apply for federal/state disaster recovery assistance.
Col. Mike Brown of the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness (LOEP) made the request, which was immediately approved by Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Carwile.
"The registration rate remains high. In the week prior to this request, we had more than 10,000 applications," said Carwile. "It is clear we needed to keep the registration period open if we were going to reach all of the people who need help."
The registration number is 1-800-462-9029. Those with speech or hearing impairments should call TTY 1-800-462-7585. The lines are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Homeowners, renters and business owners that suffered damages in 25 disaster-declared parishes are now eligible for assistance until the September 21 deadline. The 25 parishes are:
Ascension, Assumption, Beauregard, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Saint Helena, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, West Baton Rouge, and Washington.