Lake Charles residents still need help months after Hurricane Laura made landfall


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Thousands of people are still in temporary shelters after back-to-back hurricanes made landfall in Louisiana this fall, according to state officials.

State and federal agencies are hoping to work with evacuees who are still without sustainable housing.

Currently, about 1,400 Hurricane Laura evacuees are still living in hotels. 69 of them are housed at the Holiday Inn in Baton Rouge.

The governor’s office is working with FEMA officials to encourage evacuees living in hotels to apply for one of FEMA’s temporary housing programs by the end of the month.

FEMA is still looking for Hurricane Laura and Delta victims in need of temporary housing. Evacuees have until December 28th to sign up for the Multifamily Lease and Repair program or it’s Direct Lease Program.

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