Federal aid for Delta approved for 5 Louisiana parishes


    Federal help is on the way for five Louisiana parishes that suffered damage in Hurricane Delta, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office has announced. Edwards asked President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a major disaster declaration on Oct. 14.

    Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes qualify for aid.  “I want to thank the President for his quick action on my request for federal assistance related to Hurricane Delta, which impacted the very same communities in Southwest Louisiana that were already reeling from Hurricane Laura,” Gov. Edwards said in a news release. “This federal assistance will go a long way in rebuilding our damaged parishes and helping get people recovered and back to their lives.”

    Under the declaration, residents in the impacted parish may register for individual assistance through FEMA online at  http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585(TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The agency also is “authorized to provide Public Assistance Category A (debris removal) and Category B (emergency protective measures).”