2016 Flood Resources

SHELTERS, TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT HOUSING





DISASTER FOOD STAMPS (DSNAP)

DSNAP provides eligible households - who do not currently receive SNAP benefits - with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.



FEMA


Louisiana disaster survivors are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA. The claim number for the flooding in Louisiana is 4277. When you have completed the FEMA registration, you will be assigned a FEMA registration number. This will be a 9-digit number that will start with 50 or 45.

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had storm or flood damage should register for "Individual Assistance with FEMA in the following ways:

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • By phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • People who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585
  • For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362

The toll free telephone numbers above will operate 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.




OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES


FREE duplicate vehicle titles, drivers licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and mobility impaired placards are available to anyone who lost those documents due to the flood at local OMV offices. You can also obtain these free documents at certain Public Tag Agencies (PTA) but may be required to pay the "convenience fee. 

For more information on this or any other flood-related motor vehicles issues, call 844-892-4266 or visit www.expresslane.org.




SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) LOANS FOR INDIVIDUALS


Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 at as low as 1.56 % interest rate, term of up to 30 years, to repair or replace their primary residence, and up to a $40,000 loan is available for renters/homeowners to replace their contents.




NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP)


If you have flood insurance, you must also file a flood insurance claim with your insurance company. The FEMA Call Center is open for policyholders who need assistance.

  • Everyone is urged to contact their insurance company to file their individual claims.
  • Call 1-800-621-3362 Monday to Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and select Option 2 for the FEMA call center. Staff will be assisting policyholders with information regarding their flood insurance policy, offer technical guidance to aid in recovery and provide answers to complicated and general questions about the NFIP.



TAX INFORMATION & FILING AND PAYMENT RELIEF


Tax filing and payment relief are available to Louisiana taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business and critical tax records are in areas of the state declared federal disaster areas. The Department of Revenue also has posted to its website a list of frequently asked questions on potential tax issues related to disaster recovery.





UNITED WAY OF ACADIANA






FACEBOOK MESSAGE BOARDS AND GROUPS




HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS



  • Pet Rescue/Triage:  225-952-8168
  • Register for free home cleanup assistance:  1-800-451-1954
  • To find out if your loved one is in a state-run shelter:  225-219-5452
  • To find out if your loved one is in a Red Cross shelter:  1-866-438-4636



   

 

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