#1) Register with FEMA. Website is here. Download the FEMA mobile app here.
#2) Register for Disaster Supplement Assistance Program (DSNAP) for food benefits. Register online here Or call 1-888-LA-HELP-U
#3) For medical care, and referrals on just about any other resource, call the United Way hotline at 211.
#4) For counseling or mental health assistance, call Capital Area Human Services at (225)922-0631, 8am to 4pm. If it's outside of business hours, call the crisis center hotline at (225)922-0631.
#5) For TBR's one-page guide to house gutting, click here.
Read this article by the LSU Ag Center on "Prevent lasting damage to flooded homes"
#6) For assistance mucking, gutting & mold remediation
Sign up for free clean-out and gutting services at www.gutcheckLA.com.
That's a master list that feeds into Crisis Cleanup, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, Mid City Redevelopment, LEAN, Americorps groups and others providing free mucking, gutting and mold remediation services.
You also can get into the database by calling 1-800-451-1954. (That's Crisis Cleanup's intake number and it's now working and responsive!)
#7) For assistance with flood insurance claims, call the National Flood Insurance Program call center at (800) 621-3362, then press 2.
#8) Wage or work issues relating to the flood
The Workplace Justice Project / Wage Claim Clinic out of New Orleans is available to assist anyone with wage or work issues relating to the flooding, including workers who did not receive pay because of flooding and resulting business closures or other wage claims or other issues arise in the weeks and months of recovery. We are working with state and federal agencies to handle claims as efficiently as possible.
Please advise affected workers, or anyone with inquiries to call the clinic at 504-861-5571, email us at [email protected], or check our website www.wjpnola.org.
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