St. James, Assumption, St. Helena and two other parishes have been added to the list of those eligible to have residents and businesses receive FEMA disaster aid for temporary housing and other post-storm needs, state officials said Thursday.
The additions, which also include Terrebonne and Washington parishes, bring to 16 the number of parishes eligible for individual assistance following Hurricane Isaac, according to a news release from the Louisiana Joint Information Center.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance is for residents who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, businesses or business inventory beginning Aug. 26 and are uninsured or underinsured, state officials said.
“My hope is that this opportunity will enable our community to begin recovering from any losses or damages they may have endured,” St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel said in a news release.
Residents can apply for disaster assistance online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-3362.
Also qualifying for IA benefits are Ascension, Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and Tangipahoa parishes.
State requests for IA assistance are pending for East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. Mary, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes, officials said.