Nov. 27 deadline to apply for Hurricane Laura FEMA assistance


    People who suffered damage from Hurricane Laura now have until Nov. 27 to register for federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the agency has announced.

    Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged property. FEMA can also provide grants to cover costs of medical and dental care, childcare, funeral and burial costs, replacing essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle repairs and cleanup.

    Individuals in the following parishes are eligible for federal assistance: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Winn.

    The immediate aftermath of Hurricane Laura left nearly every resident in Calcasieu and Cameron parish without power. As of Oct. 27, about 65 percent of Cameron parish remains without power, while almost every household in Calcasieu had their power restored, according to the Louisiana Public Service Commission outage reporter.