Time is running out to register for Hurricane Laura help

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — If you live in a parish designated for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Laura you only have one week left to register for help.

The deadline to register for help is Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged property.

Additionally, grants may be available to help with other expenses such as medical and dental care, childcare, funeral, and burial costs, replacing essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle repairs, and cleanup.

To see if you live in a designated parish, visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4559/designated-areas.

For more information or to register for assistance:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
  • Visit disasterassistance.gov/.
  • To find a drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), text 43362, and type DRC and your ZIP code (for example DRC 12345).
  • To receive a link to download the FEMA app: Apple devices – text APPLE to 43362 and Android devices – text ANDROID to 43362
  • Visit fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app
  • Call 211 or text 527435837 to 898-211. For Louisiana evacuees that are now out-of-state, please call (337) 310-4636. To get support, this number also is valid for TTY out-of-state users.
  • Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption, or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.
  • SBA low-interest disaster loans are available for businesses of any size and certain nonprofits up to $2 million for property damage. For small businesses, those engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million for working capital needs even if there is no property damage.

Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace a primary residence. For homeowners and renters, up to $40,000 to replace personal property, including vehicles, is available.

Businesses and residents can apply online at www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance or email FOCWAssistance@sba.gov. For assistance completing an SBA application, call 800-659-2955. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339 or email FOCWAssistance@sba.gov.

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