Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Governor Jindal Announces FEMA Has Extended Temporary Sheltering Assistance for Ike Evacuees

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended transitional sheltering for evacuees of Hurricane Ike until Tuesday, October 28.

The sheltering initiative, which provides housing to evacuees with homes that are severely damaged or without power, was originally slated to end on October 14, 2008. The state of Louisiana requested an extension so Louisiana families would have safe, reliable housing if their homes were damaged by the storms.

Governor Jindal said, "This is good news for those who are still dislocated from their homes due to Hurricane Ike. This continued assistance from FEMA will help the folks who need temporary housing have one less worry as they begin to rebuild.

Sheltering assistance is extended for those FEMA applicants who have been deemed eligible for housing assistance or who have not yet received a FEMA inspection of their home. FEMA will notify individual applicants if they are authorized for assistance past October 28

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