Renters in the 25 Louisiana Parishes* designated for Individual Assistance who had damage, losses or are unable to live in their homes after Hurricane Ida, may be eligible for help from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud, scams or identity theft. In some cases, thieves try to register with FEMA using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors.
Generators are emergency equipment that provide a secondary source of power when there is an electric failure. Many survivors in Louisiana are using portable generators because of power failure in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Generators can be helpful during a power outage, but they present serious health and safety concerns.
It’s easy to be confused by all the disaster resources available as you recover from Hurricane Ida, but here is a breakdown of agencies, programs, phone numbers and website links that may assist.
Louisiana residents affected by Hurricane Ida who have not already done so are advised to contact their insurance company and file a claim for disaster-caused damage. Survivors in parishes designated for Individual Assistance who have uninsured or underinsured losses may be eligible for FEMA assistance to make their homes livable.
FEMA remains committed to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners in providing support to manage disaster response and recovery efforts during the 2021 Hurricane Season and peak of the wildfire season. The following FEMA Public Assistance (PA) funding options are available to help address the challenges of managing disaster response and recovery operations in incidents that occur during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
FEMA remains committed to protecting and supporting our families, schools, and businesses, and helping local, state, tribal, and territorial governments take action to save lives and protect public health and safety to end the pandemic. Funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance program includes COVID-19 testing. This funding is eligible under current FEMA policies and is available to local, state, tribal, and territorial governments and eligible nonprofits carrying out COVID-19 testing activities.