Louisiana Hurricane Delta
Incident Period: Oct 6, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Declaration Date: Oct 16, 2020
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More About This Disaster
Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance
The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.
To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit DisasterAssistance.gov.
I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?
You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. FEMA home inspections are conducted in-person; however, if you are apprehensive due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, you can request we conduct the inspection without entering your home.
"Help After a Disaster"
Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.
Volunteer and Donate
Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items, or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.
Doing Business with FEMA
If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.
Local News & Media
Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.
- Visit the Louisiana state page for more localized information
- I Applied for Assistance. What’s Next?
- FEMA in Your Language
- Citizenship and Immigration Status Requirements for Federal Public Benefits
- Hurricane Delta Resources
"Help After a Disaster" Brochures
Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery.
Direct Temporary Housing
The road to recovery for many Hurricane Laura and Delta survivors includes placement into temporary housing units.
Damage to the existing housing stock in Southwest Louisiana from hurricanes Laura and Delta severely limited the availability of alternative housing options for households whose homes were destroyed or made unlivable due to major damage. To help meet the housing needs, FEMA’s Direct Housing Program was implemented. FEMA prefers to place temporary housing units on individual private property owned by the applicant to keep households in their community and near their jobs, schools, churches and friends, while they rebuild their homes and lives. But the process of placing temporary units on properties takes time; Each installation is a construction project.
The road to recovery for many Hurricane Laura and Delta survivors includes placement into temporary housing units, many of which are located in commercial parks.
Hurricanes Laura and Delta battered areas of Louisiana where available housing was already limited. To help meet the housing needs, as part of the Direct Temporary Housing Program, FEMA has identified a number of commercial parks with available pads throughout the affected areas to temporarily house displaced residents.
How To Help
Recovery will take many years after a disaster. Cash is the best way tohelp those in need.
Assistance for Multiple Disasters
When there are two or more disasters declared for the same designated area, FEMA works to ensure applicants receive all eligible help while preventing duplication of federal benefits. This will be the case for families affected by both Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
Read more on what Hurricane Laura survivors already registered with FEMA should do if impacted by by Hurricane Delta.
Our teams are working hard to support state and local partners in response to Hurricane Delta. Visit our media collection to see more of their support in action.
|Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved||$35,870,452.46|
|Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved||$10,972,172.40|
|Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved||$46,842,624.86|
|Individual Assistance Applications Approved||11555|
|Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated||$56,773,648.35|
|Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated||$31,304,970.92|
|Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated||$91,429,825.48|