Hurricane Ida

Apply for Assistance

Resources for Affected Areas

Clean-Up, Repair & Rebuild

Rumors & Scams

Media Toolkit

Press Releases & Fact Sheets

We continue to work with federal, state, local, tribal and community partners to support the ongoing response for Ida. As clean up efforts begin across several states, this page offers general and state-specific information and resources related to applying for assistance, post-storm safety and news and multimedia products.

Apply for Assistance

  • Online at
    • Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.
      • If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service. FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA come from an unidentified number.

Due to current disaster activity, we are experiencing heavy call volumes. The fastest way to apply is online at

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Already applied for assistance? Check your status online.

Our agents will not be able to provide additional information regarding inspections. A FEMA inspector will contact you prior to your inspection. Please continue to monitor the status of your case online.

Resources for Affected Areas




New Jersey

New York


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How to Help

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.

Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters.

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.

If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.

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FEMA is currently seeking interested, qualified property-management companies and owners of rental properties to help the housing needs for Hurricane Ida survivors.

Rumors and Scams

Unfortunately, after a disaster there are often many rumors and scams. Protect yourself by always checking sources of information and learning how to spot scams.

Do not trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information.

  • DHS, FEMA, HHS and CDC staff never charge for disaster assistance.
  • Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money.
  • Beware of visits, calls or emails from people claiming to be from FEMA asking for your Social Security number, bank account or other sensitive information. Giving out this type of information can lead to identify theft.

Visit the Hurricane Ida Rumor Control Page

Report Disaster Fraud

Media Toolkit

Below you can find Live Announcer scripts, images, b-roll, graphics and videos with important safety messaging in various languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Haitian Creole , Korean and ASL.

Live Announcer Scripts

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FEMA Assistance Scripts

If you are a member of the press you can download our script in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

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Press Office Contact Information

Images and B-roll

Supplies Arrive in Louisiana Ahead of Hurricane Ida

Support in Action

View Hurricane Ida images and videos to see how we are supporting on the ground.

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Tips for survivors if power is lost.
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3 ways to apply for disaster aid (ig-story) (Vietnamese)

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

BATON ROUGE, La. – Wintry weather and possibly dangerous road conditions are expected in Louisiana tonight through Friday morning.
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Wintry weather and possibly dangerous road conditions will delay the opening of FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers on Friday, Jan. 21. Centers will now open at 11:30 a.m.
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BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Cut Off and Montegut will close permanently next week. The DRC in Cut Off will close Tuesday, Jan. 25. The Montegut DRC will close the following day, Wednesday, Jan. 26.
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Winter has begun and the safety and well-being of occupants living in FEMA temporary housing units is an important concern of the agency. Below are tips for preparing for winter cold and precipitation.
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Starting this week, FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Raceland and Cut Off will close at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Survivors can get in-person assistance with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents and get questions answered about federal disaster assistance from 9 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at:
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Last updated January 21, 2022