Louisiana’s coastal tribes have been left to navigate a complex bureaucracy of parish, state, and federal agencies in a moment of crisis.
The Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program aims to create temporary options closer to home as residents navigate federal aid programs.
We’ve been fielding your questions about navigating federal assistance after Hurricane Ida. A longtime FEMA employee has some answers.
The deadline for Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Critical Needs Assistance from FEMA is Wednesday, September 22. But applicants’ experiences have varied widely, leaving many to wonder what makes someone eligible for the aid.
Earlier this week, the agency said that only people with damaged homes would qualify.
As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense, multiple disasters in southwest Louisiana during the pandemic show how unequipped disaster aid systems are during compounding events.
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