[StBernard] Parishes added to federal disaster declaration; more citizens now eligible for aid

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Sat Nov 18 10:31:08 EST 2006

More citizens now eligible for aid

BATON ROUGE - November 17, 2006 - At the request of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the Federal Emergency Management Agency expanded the disaster declaration that followed severe storms that hit the state on Oct. 26 and 27.

"I am delighted that FEMA agreed to add these parishes to the disaster declaration," Blanco said. "Many in these parishes suffered in the hurricanes last year only to feel the ravages of nature again this year. The original declaration, and this expansion, will help them all recover."

The order FEMA issued on Friday, Nov. 17 will allow people in Calcasieu Parish and other parishes in Southwest Louisiana to apply for assistance in recovering from flooding and other damage.

In addition to covering Calcasieu Parish, the FEMA catastrophe order covers these parishes for individual assistance:

Allen, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, St. Helena and St. Landry.

The order allows these parishes to apply for public assistance:

Calcasieu, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis and St. Helena Parish.

The declaration also makes property owners in Acadia, Allen, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, St. Helena and St. Landry Parishes eligible to apply for hazard mitigation grants.


The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
Louisiana's Fund for Louisiana's People

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