Baton Rouge, LA -- The last day to register for federal disaster assistance is Friday, September 21, 2001. Residents of Louisiana who suffered damage from Tropical Storm Allison between June 5 and 22 must register before that day for federal disaster assistance programs.
Federal assistance programs are available for help with damages suffered only during that tropical storm, June 5 through June 22. Damages caused by recent heavy rains in southern Louisiana do not qualify under the current disaster declaration.
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
8 p.m., CDT, Monday through Saturday.
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
7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.