Deadline Nears For Applications For Louisiana Flooding Aid


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents with 2016 flooding damage who took a survey expressing interest in the state's homeowner aid program have only days remaining to complete applications for assistance.

The Restore Louisiana homeowner aid program says 3,000 people with damage from the March and August 2016 floods filled out an initial survey and were invited to apply for a grant, but haven't done so.

The deadline to finish the application, with supporting documentation, is Oct. 1.

Qualifying homeowners can complete their applications by visiting or by calling 1-866-735-2001 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Assistance centers also are open in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette and Monroe.

More than 14,000 homeowners have been awarded grants totaling $480 million so far through the federally-financed program.

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