Disaster Assistance Tops $66 Million in Jefferson Parish

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Release date: 
February 22, 2013
Release Number: 
DR-4080 LA 211

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nearly six months since the Aug. 29, 2012, federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, more than $66 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved for the parish. Disaster assistance for survivors and their communities in Jefferson Parish now totals $66,002,788.

Jefferson Parish by the Numbers

TOTAL Individual Assistance grants: $17,973,620

  • Housing Assistance approved: $14,210,283
  • Other Needs Assistance approved: $3,763,338

TOTAL Public Assistance obligations: $17,185,668

TOTAL U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans: $30,843,500

Free crisis counseling is still available to children and adults in Jefferson Parish by calling 504-532-5123. Trained counselors are provided by a network of state human services authorities and districts to take calls and meet with survivors face to face if a follow-up session is needed.

“Programs such as crisis counseling are in place to meet the continuing emotional needs of survivors,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard Stolar of FEMA. “Receiving the right support can help most survivors continue to move on with their lives following Hurricane Isaac.”

Survivors affected by Hurricane Isaac who would like to speak to a FEMA representative may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Survivors who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362.

More information on Louisiana disaster recovery is available online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. FEMA is also on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion6 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA.

Last Updated: 
February 22, 2013 - 11:26
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