For comprehensive emergency preparedness and response information, visit emergency.la.gov.
Disaster survivors are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA. The claim number for the recent severe storms and tornadoes in Louisiana is 4300. When you have completed the FEMA registration, you will be assigned a FEMA registration number.
Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had damage should register for “Individual Assistance” with FEMA in the following ways:
The phone numbers above will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) location in Orleans Parish will be open Tuesday, February 21, through Friday, February 24, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more information.
SBP is the leading national disaster recovery and resilience organization. Click here for resource guides and more information.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is accepting applications for DUA from residents and businesses in Livingston and Orleans Parishes until the deadline of March 15, 2017. To file for DUA and for more information, applicants should visit www.laworks.net. Applications can be filed through the LWC’s HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) portal or by calling the Benefits Analysis Team at 1-866-783-5567 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the storm, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).