[StBernard] Disaster declaration for Northshore

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Sep 4 17:40:22 EDT 2008

Northshore parishes added to disaster declaration

The federal government has added St. Tammany and Tagipahoa Parishes to its
formal disaster declaration, after Governor Jindal asked for
reconsideration for the Northshore area.

WWL First News asked asked Davis why he thought St. Tammany was not
included in the first batch of parishes declared as disaster areas. Davis
said, "I think it was just an error when they were compiling the

Tangipahoa and St. Tammany were not included in the 35 parishes originally
declared disaster areas.

The declaration will allow both parish governments and individuals to
apply for federal assistance for damage caused by Gustav. Residents can
call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA to apply for assistance.

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