Hurricane Isaac
7:08 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Iberville, St. Mary parishes approved for FEMA aid

FEMA has added Iberville and St. Mary parishes to the list of Louisiana parishes approved for individual assistance grants after Hurricane Isaac.

State emergency officials announced the addition Friday.

Eighteen parishes are now included in the program that allows residents and business owners to apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and to cover uninsured property losses from the storm. More than 10,000 people have been approved for $23 million in aid so far, according to FEMA.

Beyond the grants for housing repair and living assistance, residents and business owners can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Jindal administration has asked for another five parishes to be eligible for the individual assistance.

More information is available at www.disasterassistance.gov or at 1-800-621-3362.

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