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We continue to work with federal, state, local, tribal and community partners to support the ongoing response for Ida. As clean up efforts begin across several states, this page offers general and state-specific information and resources related to applying for assistance, post-storm safety and news and multimedia products.
Apply for Assistance
Nov. 29, 2021, was the last day for individuals and families in Louisiana
to apply for assistance after this disaster.
Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.
If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service. FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA come from an unidentified number.
Due to current disaster activity, we are experiencing heavy call volumes. The fastest way to apply is online at DisasterAssistance.gov
Our agents will not be able to provide additional information regarding inspections. A FEMA inspector will contact you prior to your inspection. Please continue to monitor the status of your case online.
Resources for Affected Areas
How to Help
Volunteer and Donate
Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations
in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.
Doing Business with FEMA
If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.
FEMA is currently seeking interested, qualified property-management companies and owners of rental properties to help the housing needs for Hurricane Ida survivors.
Rumors and Scams
Unfortunately, after a disaster there are often many rumors and scams. Protect yourself by always checking sources of information and learning how to spot scams.
Do not trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information.
- DHS, FEMA, HHS and CDC staff never charge for disaster assistance.
- Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money.
- Beware of visits, calls or emails from people claiming to be from FEMA asking for your Social Security number, bank account or other sensitive information. Giving out this type of information can lead to identify theft.
Below you can find Live Announcer scripts, images, b-roll, graphics and videos with important safety messaging in various languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Haitian Creole , Korean and ASL.
Live Announcer Scripts
FEMA ASSISTANCE SCRIPTS
If you are a member of the press you can download our script in the following languages:
- Haitian Creole
Press Office Contact Information
Images and B-roll
SUPPORT IN ACTION
View Hurricane Ida images and videos to see how we are supporting on the ground.
Press Releases and Fact Sheets
Winter has begun and the safety and well-being of occupants living in FEMA temporary housing units is an important concern of the agency. Below are tips for preparing for winter cold and precipitation.
Fact Sheets | January 19, 2022
BATON ROUGE, La. – Starting this week, FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Raceland and Cut Off will close at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Survivors can get in-person assistance with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents and get questions answered about federal disaster assistance from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at:
Press Release | January 19, 2022
Just four months after President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for eight counties in Pennsylvania, FEMA has provided over $100 million for homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Press Release | January 10, 2022
Homeowners, renters and businesses who had property damage or losses caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida, have two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance.
Press Release | January 14, 2022
BATON ROUGE, La. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Edward Dufresne Community Center Parking Lot, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling, will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan 21.
Press Release | January 14, 2022
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Last updated December 16, 2021