Stay in Touch, Update Information with FEMA to Avoid Delays

Courtesy of MGN

Louisiana homeowners and renters who registered for FEMA disaster assistance after last years hurricanes and the winter storms this year should stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track.

Posted: May 11, 2021 11:31 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana homeowners and renters who registered for FEMA disaster assistance after last years hurricanes and the winter storms this year should stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track.

FEMA has already provided more than $291 million in grants to homeowners and renters in Louisiana for damage to property and other needs not covered by insurance.

Survivors should update any changed contact information as soon as possible because FEMA may need to reach them to update virtual home inspections or get additional information.

FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their checking or savings accounts. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their banking information.

It's important to note that FEMA disaster assistance checks cannot be forwarded. If you cannot receive mail at your home address, you can request the postal service to hold your mail.

Survivors who registered with FEMA may update contact information the following ways:

Those with cell phones or Internet access may register with FEMA by:

Going online at DisasterAssistance.gov
Downloading the FEMA app
Calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585

Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should alert FEMA as to the specific number assigned to that service.

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit fema.gov/disaster/4559. For the latest information on information on Hurricane Delta, visit fema.gov/disaster/4570. For the latest information on Hurricane Zeta, visit Louisiana Hurricane Zeta (DR-4577-LA). For the latest information on severe winter storms, visit fema.gov/disaster/4590. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6.

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