Sep 7, 2012 6:26 PM by KATC
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Individual Assistance for two Louisiana parishes affected by Hurricane Isaac: residents of Iberville and St. Mary parishes who suffered damages are now eligible for FEMA assistance.
Louisiana requested these parishes be added to the state's declaration last week. This addition brings the total number of parishes declared for assistance to 18. Residents in the following Louisiana parishes may be eligible for FEMA assistance: Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington.
FEMA assistance is for residents of affected areas who sustained uninsured or underinsured Isaac-related damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory beginning August 26, 2012.
Louisiana residents can apply for disaster assistance in two ways: by applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-3362. Residents with speech or hearing impairments should call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Users of 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 1-800-621-3362.
The State of Louisiana will request that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits be approved for these two parishes. A request for DSNAP benefits was made for Assumption, St Helena, St James, Terrebonne and Washington parishes yesterday.
Currently, residents of these parishes are not eligible for benefits.
Residents of the following 9 parishes are eligible for DSNAP right now: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany. DSNAP sites in St. Charles and Tangipahoa parishes will open on Sunday.
Louisiana has also requested IA assistance for five additional parishes, which is still pending FEMA approval. These are: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.