If like many in the Greater New Orleans area and Gulf Coast, you, your family, or friends were effected by Hurricane Isaac, help is still available. FEMA has established a phone, internet and agent-to-person application process. It looks pretty straight forward and you may qualify whether you have home owner’s or renter’s insurance.
The number to apply by phone is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
For the speech and hearing impaired, please call TTY 1800-462-7585.
If you use the Video Relay Service, or 711-Relay, you can call 1-800-621-3362.
If you prefer to apply online, go to: www.disasterassistance.gov or m.fema.gov using a smart phone.
When you contact FEMA, you will need to have the following available: a return phone number where you can be reached, your social security number, current mailing address, address of the affected property, a brief description of the damages, and the insurance company information and policy number.
As we continue to rebuild our lives and go about establishing normalcy, it is imperative that we reach out to those offering assistance. Whether it be physical, mental, spiritual, or just encouragement. For those in the LaPlace and surrounding areas who were flooded, our hearts continue to go out to you and uplift you as you pick up the pieces and begin anew.
Dorothy Cadet is the author of “Laundry Can Wait,” a book designed to offer practical tips, information, advice, and resources on how to put action to your plans for the future by creating memories today and learning to prioritize yourself in the midst of it all. You can sign up to receive this column via emails, or you can contact Dorothy via email, Twitter, LinkedIn,Facebook, or her website. You can also sign up to receive Dorothy’s Insider Deals.