Louisiana Hurricane Ida
Incident Period: Aug 26, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Declaration Date: Aug 29, 2021
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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. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. All inspections will be conducted by phone due to COVID-19 and the need to protect the safety and health of our workforce and survivors.
"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.
Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)
Impacted survivors from the approved designated counties can visit the nearest DRC for help to apply for assistance. Representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Office of Emergency Management and other state agencies are available at these centers to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.
Residents who previously registered for assistance do not need to visit the DRC, but can ask questions or seek further information in person at the DRC in addition to online or by phone.
Frequently Asked Questions and Rumor Control
Do your part to the stop the spread of rumors by doing three easy things:
- Find trusted sources of information.
- Share information from trusted sources.
- Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.
Below you can find social media graphics and images with important safety messaging in various languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- Disaster Support Social Graphics
- DR-4611 Housing Options Graphics
- DR-4611 Best Ways To Send Documents
For more Hurricane Ida images and videos to see how we are supporting on the ground, visit our collection
Clean Up, Repair, Rebuilding Tips
View our Repairing and Rebuilding After A Disaster Guide for tips on safe clean up and repair. If you have questions on making repairs, call a Community Education Specialist at 833-336-2487, Monday through Friday, anytime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST.
|Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved||$730,768,927.61|
|Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved||$479,999,836.38|
|Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved||$1,210,768,763.99|
|Individual Assistance Applications Approved||564444|
|Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated||$586,069,015.58|
|Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated||$11,045,085.74|
|Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated||$610,968,277.83|