Application Deadline Passes but FEMA is Still Here to Help

Release Date Release Number
NR 20
Release Date:
August 4, 2021

The deadline for registering with FEMA has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. FEMA continues working with the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to help survivors and communities recover.

If you have registered for assistance, FEMA encourages you to keep in touch to track your case. You should also notify the agency of changes to your mailing or email addresses or phone numbers, and to report insurance settlements or additional damage you may have discovered since your home inspection.

Here’s how to reach FEMA:

  • Online at
  • Call the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App.

The application deadline for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan also has passed. For information, call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email, or visit SBA’s website at If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-877-8339.

As of Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021:

  • More than $10 million had been approved for 6,414 households.
  • More than $17.6 million in SBA low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and business owners had been approved.
  • More than 3,300 National Flood Insurance Program claims had been submitted.
  • An estimated $198 million had been paid on approved NFIP claims.

For the latest information on the May 17-21 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, visit Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at

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