What Does it Mean if Your Parish Is Declared a Disaster Area?
But what does that mean? We already knew it was a disaster.
Well, in the case of government assistance, the answer is plenty.
The Advocate reports up to $33,000 is available for flooded homeowners without flood insurance, provided they live in neighborhoods that didn’t require the insurance and are in a parish that has been declared a disaster by the federal government, according to FEMA.
It is important to document the damages and to register for assistance. The phone number is (800) 621-3362.
In addition, it means the feds will pay up to 75 percent of the state's expenses in dealing with the emergency.
And, just because your parish hasn't been declared a disaster area as of yet, doesn't mean it won't be. So make sure you get your documentation as more parishes are expected to be added to the list.