In A Flash

Louisianans affected by Hurricane Zeta can now apply for help from FEMA

By: - January 14, 2021 3:46 pm

Louisianans with Hurricane Zeta losses can now apply for help from FEMA. 

Residents of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne Parishes who suffered damages can now apply for individual assistance from FEMA following a decision from the White House to approve Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request for a major disaster declaration.

Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Southeast Louisiana, by Cocodrie, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 as a 95 knot, 110 MPH Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Weather Service. That’s the maximum wind speed of a Category 2 storm.

“We appreciate President Trump’s approval for this assistance. Hurricane Zeta was the third storm within two months to wreak havoc on communities in Louisiana. Many areas were already in the process of rebuilding from damage by two earlier storms,” said Gov. Edwards in a press release. “Zeta brought considerable damage to the impacted areas. This will allow the state and our federal partners to continue assisting families with recovery from these events.”

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is a former Louisiana Illuminator reporter. Prior to working with the Illuminator, Canicosa worked for Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon. Canicosa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.