Half of last year’s billion-dollar disasters were in the South. Securing federal aid money can take months, and distributing it to people who need it the most can take much longer.
We’re working on a project to assess the most urgent information needs around disaster aid in the U.S. South.
A roundup of useful tips, stories, and resources for Southerners.
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.