FEMA Speakers Bureau: Have Questions? FEMA Has Answers!

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September 12, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Does your club, association or business have members who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Isaac and want to know more about federal and state disaster assistance?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a Speakers Bureau made up of federal disaster recovery specialists who can provide answers.

The Speakers Bureau is available to speak to groups of all types and sizes, and can also provide presentations in Spanish, French, Creole and Vietnamese. Sign language interpreters are also available.

Topics can include:

  • How do I apply for assistance?
  • What types of disaster aid may be available?
  • Does disaster help have to be repaid?
  • Where can I get answers to questions I might have later?

To arrange a speaking engagement, call FEMA in Baton Rouge at 1-225-388-4797.

Storm survivors who have not done so can register for disaster assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov. They may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow FEMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.

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November 7, 2012 - 14:28
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