FEMA offers eight days for Isaac victims to register

Louisiana residents who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Isaac have until Nov. 29 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for possible state and federal recovery assistance.

Louisianans may register for individual assistance or check the status of their registrations online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via smartphone at m.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. FEMA phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week; non-English speakers may receive assistance in the language of their choice by pressing Option 3 when prompted.

“Tens of thousands of Louisianans are putting state and federal recovery assistance to good use toward their recovery,” FEMA Coordinating Officer Gerard M. Stolar said. “We urge survivors who haven’t yet registered to do so before the deadline so we can be sure we’ve helped everyone who is eligible.”

Storm-affected homeowners, renters and business owners with uninsured or underinsured damage in the following disaster-designated parishes should register: Allen, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

For detailed information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. Follow FEMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit the FEMA blog at www.fema.gov/blog.