Disaster Assistance Provided in Louisiana, Mississippi
President Obama declared disaster areas in the path of Hurricane Isaac on August 29 and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Isaac beginning on August 26, 2012. Individuals and business owners in Louisiana and Mississippi who sustained losses in the counties and parishes designated in the major disaster declarations can apply for assistance by registering online at Disasterassistance.gov or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. Those who do not have access to the internet can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or you can go to disaster recovery centers in the designated counties and parishes. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and households recover from the effects of the disaster. People can also apply for disaster assistance online at http://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance.