Locals eligible for disaster assistance
LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Ida should seek assistance from the following resources.
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. If approved for D-SNAP benefits, you will get an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to access them. You use it just like a debit card to buy food at most local grocery stores.
Operation Blue Roof
Blueroof.us or 1-888-766-3258
Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs. This is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental properties with less than 50% structural damage.
On Aug. 30, President Joseph R. Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Ida beginning on Aug. 26, 2021 and continuing.
There are three ways to apply for assistance:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585
- Download FEMA App from the Apple or Google Play stores
Learn more about the three ways to apply for assistance on YouTube.
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