[StBernard] FEMA Assistance

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Sep 3 19:03:25 EDT 2008

September 3, 2008 --- 11:00AM UPDATE

Individual Assistance from FEMA is now available
Call 1-800-621-FEMA or go to www.fema.gov

St. Bernard Parish President Craig P. Taffaro Jr. wants residents to know
they can now call FEMA for help with Individual Assistance.

Residents can apply by calling 1-800-621-FEMA, which is 1-800-621-3362 or
they can apply online at www.fema.gov <http://www.fema.gov/> . The TTY line
for hearing impaired is 1-800-462-7585.


Click the above link to go directly to this page on the FEMA site for
further information.

On the FEMA website, you can learn about the following assistance available
because of the disaster declaration:

Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA


* Housing Needs <http://www.sbpg.net/#0#0>
* Other than Housing Needs <http://www.sbpg.net/#1#1>
* Additional Services <http://www.sbpg.net/#2#2>

Housing Needs

* Temporary Housing (a place to live for a limited period of time):
Money is available to rent a different place to live, or a government
provided housing unit when rental properties are not available.

* Repair: Money is available to homeowners to repair damage from the
disaster to their primary residence that is not covered by insurance. The
goal is to make the damaged home safe, sanitary, and functional.

* Replacement: Money is available to homeowners to replace their home
destroyed in the disaster that is not covered by insurance. The goal is to
help the homeowner with the cost of replacing their destroyed home.

* Permanent Housing Construction: Direct assistance or money for the
construction of a home. This type of help occurs only in insular areas or
remote locations specified by FEMA, where no other type of housing
assistance is possible.

Other than Housing Needs

Money is available for necessary expenses and serious needs caused by the
disaster. This includes:

* Disaster-related medical and dental costs.

* Disaster-related funeral and burial cost.

* Clothing; household items (room furnishings, appliances); tools
(specialized or protective clothing and equipment) required for your job;
necessary educational materials (computers, school books, supplies).

* Fuels for primary heat source (heating oil, gas).

* Clean-up items (wet/dry vacuum, dehumidifier).

* Disaster damaged vehicle.

* Moving and storage expenses related to the disaster (moving and
storing property to avoid additional disaster damage while disaster-related
repairs are being made to the home).

* Other necessary expenses or serious needs as determined by FEMA.

* Other expenses that are authorized by law.

September 3, 2008 Wednesday

September 3, 2008 --- 10:00AM UPDATE

Update on businesses opened in St. Bernard Parish

As of this time, St. Bernard Parish Government has been able to confirm the
following Chalmette business openings:
* Main's Grocery and Gas
* Walgreens
* Home Depot
The following businesses are reportedly trying to open later on Wednesday:
* Ponstein's, corner of Paris Road and Genie Street
* Hoffer's, corner of Judge Perez Drive and Paris Road
* Winn Dixie on Paris Road

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