BATON ROUGE, La. — Families affected by Hurricane Ida now have until Nov. 29 to apply for FEMA disaster help.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the deadline was set to occur on Thursday, but now homeowners and renters who live in 25 parishes have until next month to apply.
The affected parishes are: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
FEMA’s disaster assistance can help pay for rental assistance, temporary housing and other expenses not covered by insurance.
The fastest way to apply for FEMA assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Phone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Individuals can also visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply and meet with FEMA specialists in person. To locate a center, check the FEMA app or visit FEMA.gov/DRC.